NPR EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “WINDOWS” LIVE NOW
Full EP Available for Pre-Order Now at Brokenbells.com
Broken Bells is now previewing the previously unreleased track “Windows” from the Meyrin Fields EP (due March 29, 2011 from Columbia) exclusively at http://www.npr.org/music/
The four-song Meyrin Fields EP also features the previously unavailable “Heartless Empire,” as well as “An Easy Life” and the title track. Meyrin Fields will be available a little over a year from the March 2010 release of Broken Bells’Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, and will be issued in vinyl, CD, softpack and digital formats.
Meyrin Fields is now available for pre-order now at Brokenbells.com.
Broken Bells’ self titled debut album has sold over 300,000 copies domestically since its March 9, 2010 Columbia Records release, nearly 50,000 of which were moved in its first week-landing the record at #7 on the Billboard 200. In addition to being 2010’s highest charting debut album by an alternative/rock band, Broken Bells met with a unanimously positive critical reception: Rolling Stone hailed the album as “the year’s coolest left field pop disc” in a 4-star lead review, while Wired described it as “crazy good stuff” and Entertainment Weekly praised it as a “subtly savory sonic morsel.” More recently, Broken Bells came in at #5 in NPR’s 2010 year-end listeners poll.
Broken Bells’ genesis can be traced back to longtime mutual fans Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse and James Mercer of the Shins’ first face to face meeting at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch until May 2008 when the finally seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together. Meyrin Fields is the latest product of this amazing union, which will continue to record and tour together for the foreseeable future.