CONOR OBERST And BRIGHT EYES Cover ELLIOTT SMITH

30 March 2022

Nebraska band BRIGHT EYES fronted by emotive songwriter and
spellbinding vox CONOR OBERST had their latest, magical album,
their 10th, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was out
two years ago.

Now they have planned reissues from early albums under the banner
of Companion Series. The first part features the band’s first three LPs.
More info here.

Ahead of that Bright Eyes recorded their version of ST. IDES HEAVEN.
A beloved song from the late great ELLIOTT SMITH‘s self-titled debut LP
from 1995. Their take is much heavier and rocks out with vehemence .

Listen here… .

The Elliott Smith original…

BRIGHT EYES on TOUR

BRIGHT EYES: Facebook – All Albums

Conor Oberst Melancholy – ‘DOWN IN THE WEEDS, WHERE THE WORLD ONCE WAS’ By BRIGHT EYES

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

6 September 2020

Artist: Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst)
Album: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was – tenth LP
Released: 21 August 2020

Pitchfork verdict: “Conor Oberst and company have not lost their taste for grandiosity
on their first album in nearly a decade, setting familiar woes against a dazzling collage of sounds… Down in the Weeds, recorded before the global pandemic, suits the daily desolation of lockdown. It also makes me regret that Oberst can’t perform these songs live, where young fans and old could form bonds as lasting with them as with Bright Eyes’ past staples… Running over the same old ground, Bright Eyes have found the same old fears. Wish they were here.”

Full review: here.

Keyline: “I hope our music makes people feel less alone.” Conor Oberst

Singles: Persona Non Grata / Forced Convalescence / One And Done

– PERSONA NON GRATA –

– FORCED CONVALESCENCE –

– ONE AND DONE

Full album…


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BRIGHT EYES: Facebook

‘FEVERS AND MIRRORS’ By BRIGHT EYES – Came Out 20 Years Ago

30 May 2020

Artist: BRIGHT EYES (Conor Oberst)
Album: FEVERS AND MIRRORS – third LP
Released: 29 May 2000 – 20 years ago
Keywords: Emotional songwriting, passionate fervor,
miserable sentiments and reflections you can mirror yourself in
Key tracks: A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks /
The Calendar Hung Itself… / Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh / A Song To Pass The Time

Pitchfork wrote: “The kind of record you’re meant to commiserate with, or at the
very least, let its misery make your own seem kinda manageable. But let’s be perfectly
clear that there’s actual music on this thing too, and rarely is it less than fantastic.”

Album in full…

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BRIGHT EYES: Facebook

BRIGHT EYES Return After Nine Years With Brand New Passionate Track ‘PERSONA NON GRATA’…

New sonic impulses

26 March 2020

It’s already nine years since gripping singer/songwriter CONOR OBERST and his band BRIGHT EYES released their eight album The People’s Key. But Oberst is back now.

He shared a brand new track called ‘PERSONA NON GRATA’, a passionate love ballad. Oberst’s voice still is what makes his sonic musings so appealing and heartfelt. He said about the new song: “It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but this one seemed as good a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes!”

Tune in here…

Also on Spotify

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BRIGHT EYES: Facebook