Portland artist James Mercer of The Shins, and super-producer Dangermouse (aka Brian Burton) have released two records as Broken Bells, a self-titled debut in 2010, and earlier this year, After the Disco. During their Portland tour stop this summer, Mercer and Burton sat down for an interview with Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis and gave this special afternoon performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to a crowd of opbmusic and Sound Opinions fans.
Listen to the interview on Sound Opinions this weekend — Saturday night at 10 on OPB Radio — or via the show’s website.
Watch the videos for a couple of memorable performances, including “Control” and a favorite song from their debut, “The High Road.”
Video production: Jarratt Taylor, Nate Sjol
Video shooters: Nate Sjol, Jarratt Taylor, Gary McLeod, Jason Bernert, Ben Trimbo
Audio production: Steven Kray and Sound Opinions