James Mercer and Danger Mouse are starting work on the second Broken Bells album.
"We need to do another record, for sure, because we've got these songs we need to put out," he explains. "We've got these songs that aren't B-side type stuff, definitely ones we want on a record. And we enjoy this. It's fun. I think (Danger Mouse) enjoys it, too. It's so enjoyable...It's like a vacation -- although I don't want my wife to know that! We definitely will keep working together," said James Mercer when speaking to Billboard.
"I think the next thing I do will be a Shins record," he said.
Mercer decided last year that it was high time to reinvigorate the Shins lineup and add new members to carry out a new vision. Departing were keyboardist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval. The new members are Ron Lewis (Grand Archives, Fruit Bats) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse).