Broken Bells – indie band, interplanetary heroes.

The Verge explains how a Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer have joined forces to make some pretty good music… and to save us all from an epic, planet-destroying cataclysm:

…Broken Bells will donate $1 from every ticket sold for their upcoming tour to help protect its fans from asteroids. The band is looking to accomplish this by working together with the B612 Foundation…. Anyone who buys a ticket to the April 15th after-party can expect to see not only Broken Bells but also foundation notables like Dr. Marc Buie, the mission specialist on the Sentinel project, and Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut and cofounder of B612.

You want to know more about B612 and the Sentinel project? Here you go. Key line: “Our view is that we are not passengers on Space Ship Earth – we are the crew.”