Biography

The story of American rock band Bright Eyes began in the middle of the nineties, after the disbandment of Commander Venus, where Conor Oberst used to play. Conor decided to engage in his new project, which got the name Bright Eyes. He was joined by Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, and the brand new group started working on the fresh material.

By 1998 the musicians pleased listeners by the first studio record A Collection Of Songs Written And Recorded 1995-1997. Their first steps proved to be really successful. Thus, the same year Bright Eyes issued another long play Letting Off The Happiness (1998), which turned out to be more conscious from the point of view of concept and sound. That long play got fair reviews from the critics and it was well received by the listeners, who enjoyed its atmosphere. The sound was rather interesting, and probably it was connected with the fact that the entire album was recorded in Conor’s basement and afterward the material was a bit mastered at the studio. In 2000 the rockers issued quite a dark long play Fevers And Mirrors, created in the band’s easy recognizable style.

The long play with a long title Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground saw the light in 2002. In support for that studio attempt the trio performed at the famous TV show The Late Show with David Letterman. They played a composition The Trees Get Wheeled Away; however it was not included into that album. In January 2005 releases of I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash In A Digital Urn took place, and both creations got excellent reviews from critics, who noted not only the bright songs, but also rememberable lyrics. Conor’s texts deal with various aspects of peoples’ life, including the constant run for the happiness. Numerous lovers of live sound got a great present in late 2005: Motion Sickness managed to represent Bright Eyes’ concerts’ atmosphere incredibly well. A year later the band pleased fans by an interesting issue Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005), which included previously unreleased compositions.

Bright Eyes’ seventh studio attempt titled Cassadaga was released in 2007. After that release the band’s fans had to wait for the following album for four years: The People's Key appeared in the shops in 2011. It is worth mentioning that it completely satisfied the music lovers’ expectations. Bright Eyes’ sound is well known for its manysidedness: the trio collaborates with various musicians and bands in a very successful way. Thus, all Bright Eyes’ albums are not alike; however the band’s signature style is easily recognized by the listeners. If you are just planning to get acquainted with the trio’s creativity, you may choose any of their works: the pleasure is guaranteed.

Studio Albums

Bright Eyes, The People's Key mp3The People's Key
A new album from Bright Eyes, called The People’s Key, is good and fascinating, but, at the same time, it looks more like the band’s leader’s solo effort rather than a collective work of all its members
2011
  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Rock
Bright Eyes, Cassadaga mp3Cassadaga
A repetition of Bright Eyes' break through of 2005 could seem a difficult task to cope with, but not for Conor Oberst. His new disc Cassaganda is capable to lead all the previous achievements of this band if not overshadow them 
2007
  • Alt-Country
  • Americana
  • Indie Pop
Bright Eyes, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn mp3Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
2005
  • Indie Electronic
  • Indie Rock
Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning mp3I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes is the musical vehicle of Conor Oberst. I'm Wide Awake It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn are the young songwriter's most ambitious and rewarding statements to date
2005
  • Alt-Country
  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Rock
Bright Eyes, Fevers and Mirrors mp3Fevers and Mirrors
2000
  • Indie Pop

Singles

Bright Eyes, Lua mp3Lua
2004
  • Indie Rock
  • Folk Rock
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