The Artist Formerly Known As Bright Eyes Announces One Last Album Under The Moniker

Other Connor Oberst Project “Monsters of Folk” Debut Album Out September 22nd.

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In an apparent move to separate himself from his wunderkind past, Conor Oberst announced that he’ll be retiring the Bright Eyes name after one last discdue in the early part of 2010. As reported by Pitchfork, Oberst discussed the matter with Rolling Stone, saying in regards to the name-change, “I'd like to clean it up, lock the door, say goodbye.” Saddle Creek president Robb Hansel also confirmed this to the Omaha World-Herald.

But before that happens, Oberst is busying making music under yet a different nameMonsters of Folk, a supergroup featuring Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and producer Mike Mogis.Their debut album will be released September 22nd. First single, "Say Please" is out now.



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July 22nd 2009


July 23rd 2009

at least there’s gonna be one more. it does make one wonder though, if he’ll incorporate any bright eyes songs into post-bright-eyes live sets.