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Bright Eyes


Bright Eyes released The People's Key on February 15th 2011. The People's Key - the band's seventh studio album - is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007's acclaimed Cassadaga.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People's Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band's own ARC Studios, The People's Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster.

Additional Bright Eyes players on The People's Key: Andy LeMaster, (Now It's Overhead), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer (Refried Ice Cream).


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Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning goes gold!

May 7, 2013

Saddle Creek recently received notice from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) that the Bright Eyes album I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning has been certified Gold, meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies. It’s a first for the band, a first for Saddle Creek, and a measurable milestone of sorts.

With this news we are now eligible to purchase expensive trophies (I believe they call them “Plaques”) that we can hang up around our homes and offices as a sign of our “success.”

But more importantly, it signifies something bigger. It reminds us that music can make a huge impact more »

Conor Oberst on NPR’s All Things Considered

February 20, 2012

NPR’s All Things Considered interviewed Conor (Bright Eyes) about Leonard Cohen. Have a listen here.