Bright Eyes (band)

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Bright Eyes

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes performs at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas on October 23, 2007
Background information
Origin Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Genres Indie rock, indie folk, electronica, lo-fi
Years active 1995–present
Labels Saddle Creek
Polydor
(outside North America)
Associated acts Desaparecidos
Commander Venus
Park Ave.
The Faint
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Monsters of Folk
Website thisisbrighteyes.com
Members
Conor Oberst
Mike Mogis
Nate Walcott
Past members
See below

Bright Eyes is an American indie rock music band. The people in the band are Conor Oberst, a singer-songwriter; Mike Mogis, a musician and producer; and other friends and session musicians from Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Oberst's singing style and the words to the songs are called desperate or on the verge of tears. Many people think his songs are always about himself, but Oberst has said that they are not. For example, one song, "Padraic My Prince", tells the fictional story of a mother drowning her son in a bathtub. In interviews, Oberst has said that he sings about such things to make rich emotions.

Discography[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

  • Letting Off the Happiness (1998)
  • Fevers and Mirrors (2000)
  • A Collection of Songs: Recorded 1995-1997 (2000)
  • Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
  • Vinyl Box Set (7 LP's) (2003) This collection contains Oberst's first five releases plus bonus material.
  • I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
  • Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (2005)
  • Cassadaga (2007)
  • The People's Key (2011)

EPs/Singles[change | edit source]

  • Every Day and Every Night EP (1999)
  • "Don't Be Frightened Of Turning The Page" (2001)
  • "Oh Holy Fools: The Music of Son, Ambulance & Bright Eyes" (2001)
  • "Drunk Kid Catholic" CDS (2001)
  • There Is No Beginning To The Story EP (2002)
  • "Lover I Don't Have To Love CDS (2002)
  • Home: IV EP (2004)
  • One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels EP (2004)
  • "Lua" (2004)
  • Take It Easy (Love Nothing) (2004)
  • Four Winds EP (2007)