Live Friday this week features a session from Broken Bells. If you’re not in the know, Broken Bells is the duo of James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse. Their self-titled debut album was released this past March to what might be classified as moderately great reviews. There’s an exceptionally smooth 60’s-ish vibe to the whole thing, and while it is somewhat unexpected for the pair, it does work well. Almost as proof positive of that, in addition to playing a bunch of songs from their album, they also do a cover of the 60s hit “Crimson and Clover” by Tommy James and the Shondells. It fits in to the point where you’d think it was a Broken Bells original. So that’s good, the rest of the songs are as well, recorded live in Philadelphia. There’s a little bit of an interview as well, and if you want to hear it the link to stream it is available below.

Broken Bells, Live in Philadelphia 6-6-10:
Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside (Live in Philadelphia)
Broken Bells – Crimson and Clover (Live in Philadelphia)
Broken Bells – The High Road (Live in Philadelphia)
Broken Bells – Vaporize (Live in Philadelphia)
Broken Bells – Mongrel Heart (Live in Philadelphia)

Stream the entire interview/performance

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