Most Sci-Fi Stage Set: Broken Bells
This project led by producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of the Shins is a generous helping of sophisticated pop and post-modern folk-rock, rooted in the traditional with one foot deep into the sounds of the future. The same went for their appearance at Coachella. Both musicians were stationed at white cockpits that could have been lifted from the Starship Enterprise as they performed dreamy tunes from the recently released After the Disco. Between them sat a silver dome-shaped device of uncertain purpose, but it looked spacey and cool as the big screen behind them flashed with scattered lights and shapes, bringing the crowd along for their own space odyssey.