Bright Eyes Announce First New Album in Nearly Four Years

The People’s Key is Due February 15th on the Band's Longtime Label Saddle Creek.

Nov 30, 2010
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Conor Oberst has kept busy since the release of the last Bright Eyes album, 2007's Cassadaga. He's dropped two records on Merge, the first a self-titled solo album in 2008, while Outer South, released in 2009, was accompanied by The Mystic Valley Band. He also found the time to complete the long gestating Monsters of Folk collaboration album with longtime pals Mike Mogis, M.Ward, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket in the Fall of 2009. Now, he's back with his main band Bright Eyes with the album The People's Key, due February 15 on Saddle Creek. The album again revolves around the Bright Eyes core lineup of Oberst, Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott, and was recorded at the band's own ARC studios in Omaha with production helmed by Mogis, with engineering assistance lent by Andy LeMaster (Now It's Overhead). This wasn't an insular affair, as they were also augmented by the likes of Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), and Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) throughout the recording. We have the full tracklisting, as well as the two rather high profile tour dates announced thus far below.

The People's Key

1. Firewall

2. Shell Games

3. Jejune Stars

4. Approximate Sunlight

5. Haile Selassie

6. A Machine Spiritual (In the People's Key)

7. Triple Spiral

8. Beginner's Mind

9. Ladder Song

10. One For You, One For Me

Bright Eyes Tour Dates:

March 9 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
June 23 - London, U.K. - Royal Albert Hall

(www.conoroberst.com)



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