Reviews

Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Author: Rebecca Kumar
01/21/2005 | The Record | Feature
When Bright Eyes frontman and founder Conor Oberst began to make his experimentally raw, unprocessed rock music back in 1993 at the unassuming age of 14, he never expected to find his face on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin and The New York Times Magazine.

Ten years later, he's become an icon not just to the independent alternative rock world, but to the contemporary music world in general for starting his own music label (Saddle Creek Records, based out of his native Omaha, Neb.), alongside Bright Eyes in 1994.

And for refusing to compromise his ideals for the money promised by big record labels, despite his band's ever-growing popularity. Characterized by the chaotic mishmashed orchestral sounds of piano, oboe and violin combined with Oberst's organic voice cracking poetic lyrics about love, politics and drugs, a Bright Eyes show is not to be missed - or soon forgotten.


Releases

All »

The People's Key

The People's Key

LP / Deluxe LP / CD / Deluxe CD / MP3


Merch

All »

Hypersolid

apparel


Flames

apparel