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The People's Key

12/21/2010 | Twentyfourbit.com | www.twentyfourbit.com | Album Review
Our first taste of the new Bright Eyes album, The People’s Key, arrived this morning in the form of “Shell Games,” a free download, which is also available for purchase bundled with the bonus B-side “Singularity” on iTunes.

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.
The People's Key

The People's Key

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