New Bright Eyes Track

Posted in Music on December 21st, 2010 by Tom

Earlier today Saddle Creek’s longtime staple-group Bright Eyes released the first single off what may be their last album. Oberst has mentioned off-hand that the next Bright Eyes album, the People’s Key due February 15th, is likely the last to be the last release of that group.

Should that prove to be true, today’s ‘Shell Games‘ could prove to be the beginning of the end:

‘Shell Games’
[ mp3 ♫ ]

If this song is at all representative, it looks like Conor Oberst and compnay plan to retire the ‘Bright Eyes’ moniker in style. I like how the sound has progressed, but still remains true to what we all think of when we think of Bright Eyes. I also gotta give the band props for managing to work the word ‘oscilloscopes’ into a indie pop track.

For the sake of nostalgia, I’ve appended here at the end one of my personal favorites: the closing track ‘Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And Be Loved)‘ off of 2002’s Lifted -Or- The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground; one of the albums that really got me into music early back in high school.

‘Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And Be Loved)’
[ mp3 ♫ ]

[Note: For some reason the flash player has trouble with a 10-minute long mp3 sometimes; the file-link works just fine though.]


2010 Best Of

Posted in Music on December 11th, 2010 by Tom

Read the Full List Here

I’ve been hard at work on my top albums of 2010, and it’s finally done! Head over to the article for the complete list, commentary, songs, etc.

In the next few weeks, I’ve got exams and the like, so I probably won’t have more to share until I get home later in December. Until then, I hope you enjoy the list.


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