The People's Key
3/2/11 | Checkitoutmusic.com | www.checkitoutmusic.com | Record Review
Album Haiku: The People's Key by Bright EyesHaunting Spoken WordMove Over Folk, Hello PunkFun Eerie Pop Beats4 out of 5Songs we can't take off repeat: "Firewall," "Jejune Stars," "Triple Spiral," and "One for You, One for Me."Conor where have you been? I've missed you. This album is something different and new then what my ears are familiar with, when it comes to Bright Eyes. I love the punk rock aspect to the album; it's mostly fast and carries a quick punch with heavy lyrics. The spoken word is absolutely haunting and sends chills down my spine; just as a few tracks off the album do with their eerie qualities. Conor still manages to throw in a few pop hooks and a few mellow tracks. However I am 100% digging the faster songs on the album. "Jejune Stars" is probably my ultimate jam off the album. It's fun and off the beaten path yet still showcasing Conor's distinct vocals. Overall I am really happy with the People's Key and I think it's a nice edition to the Bright Eyes collection. I am more then excited to see them play at Sasquatch! Music Festival! However, remember if you are not going to Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bright Eyes is going to be at the Knitting Factory with the very lovely Jenny and Johnny on Tuesday, May 31st!