James Mercer of The Shins has spoken out about plans to stretch his musical wings with a new band for some time now and it seems that finally, today is the time of unveiling.
Mercer, alongside none other than Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse make up the new duo and apparently, they're titled Broken Bells.
They've even got a debut in the works, which is said to be due in early 2010 via Columbia Records.
Of course along with the sudden news come a whole host more questions; What of The Shins now? No more Gnarls Barkley for a while? We'll just have to sit tight and see it would seem.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on this one as more news is announced.