Bright Eyes (band)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bright Eyes
Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes performs at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas on October 23, 2007
Background information
OriginOmaha, Nebraska, United States
GenresIndie rock, indie folk, emo
Years active1995–present
LabelsSaddle Creek
(outside North America)
MembersConor Oberst
Mike Mogis
Nate Walcott
Past member(s)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 | change source]

Albums[change | change 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 | change 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)