12/14/2009 James Mercer and Danger Mouse are “Broken Bells”
James Mercer of The Shins, and genre-spanning producer Danger Mouse have come together to make a collaborative album, and have begun a mysterious ad campaign for it. First they sent out an email to their fan list in binary that translates to “The high road is hard to find.”, The High Road being the name of their first single. Next ads began popping up on sites with the silhouettes of the two (pictured above) that linked to sites with URLs that are anagrams of “Broken Bells”, that would play a looped piece of audio from the album. I’m definitely looking forward to the album.
Click here to check out the album sample.
UPDATE: It looks as though some rumors are floating around about the first single The High Road may be released tomorrow. Also, the file of one of the images on one of their websites is called “03092010.jpg” which may be a message that the album will be coming out on March 9th (3/09/2010).