James Mercer is the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter in The Shins. Brian Burton (also known as Danger Mouse) is the artist and producer with many notable projects on his resume. With their band Broken Bells, the two artists combine their considerable musical credibility with great success. The second full-length Broken Bells album is After The Disco. For the new record, the band's atmospheric synth pop is augmented by a four-piece choir and seventeen-piece string orchestra.