Broken Bells have shared a surprised fans with the release of new song ‘It’s That Talk Again’.
The previously unheard song was recorded during sessions for 2014 album ‘After The Disco’ and is released ahead of concert film Live at the Orpheum airing on US TV this weekend.
The duo, James Mercer of the Shins and producer Danger Mouse, filmed their performance at the Los Angeles venue in October 2014 with fans able to watch it at 9pm Saturday (September 26) on the Palladia network.
Broken Bells released their second album ‘After The Disco’ in January 2014. It was the follow up to their 2010 self-titled debut with an EP, ‘Meyrin Fields’, arriving inbetween.
Danger Mouse also produced the most recent Black Keys album, ‘Turn Blue’, and is currently believed to be working with U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers on their next albums.
In 2014 Broken Bells helped fund a project that will protect the earth from asteroids.
The band donated $1 (60p) for every ticket sold on their 2014 tour of the West Coast of the US to the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel mission. The money was put toward funding a telescope which searches for asteroids that are flying dangerously close to the earth.
The private project will launch in 2018, and will find 90 per cent of asteroids larger than 140 metres – the size at which a rock could cause serious damage to the earth if it hit. The project is being helmed by former Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart and physicist Ed Lu.