The People's Key
Just as Conor Oberst suggested, gone are the acoustic guitars/alt-country tinges of Cassadaga and his past couple solo efforts. Now donning piano and synths broken up by a few fuzzy guitar riffs and crisp drumbeats aboard an economical arrangement, it seems that Bright Eyes are stepping in a fresh — arguably more refined — direction. As a fan of Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, “Shell Games” feels both promising and a bit sonically familiar.
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