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The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse also team up for new album

on September 29, 2009, 11:45am

Just when you thought we had reached the pinnacle of collaborations with news of Ian Brown and Johnny Marr’s new venture, there’s this: According to Pitchfork, Shins frontman James Mercer has teamed up with Brian Joseph Burton, aka Danger Mouse of Dark Night of the Soul and Gnarls Barkley fame, for a brand new project tentatively called Broken Bells. Their debut album will be out sometime early next year via Columbia Records, and it will be apparently be the first of many — as Pitchfork notes, the duo is “in it for the long haul and already have plans extending past [its] first album.”

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