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Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

10/21/2004 | Aversion.com | www.aversion.com | Feature
Conor Oberst will simeltaneously release a pair of Bright Eyes albums next year.

Indie rock's poet laureate will drop two albums from Saddle Creek Records Jan. 25. One, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning features acoustic numbers, while its companion, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn takes on more rock songwriting.

Oberst gets by with a little help from his big-name friends on the records. I'm Wide Awake boasts guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and My Morning Jacket's Jim James, while Digital Ash taps The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' guitarist Nick Zinner for the work.

Oberst returned home to Nebraska from his new digs in Manhattan to record with longtime producer Mike Mogis at Presto! Studios in Lincoln, Neb. As with all the other Bright Eyes releases, a slew of guests make an appearance in addition to the big names mentioned above: Jesse Harris, Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, Nick White of Tilly And The Wall, Matt Maginn of Cursive, Clay Leverett and Andy LeMaster of Now It?s Overhead, former The Good Life member Jiha Lee, Maria Taylor of Azure Ray, Clark Beachle of The Faint, Alex McMannus of The Bruces, Jake Bellows of Neva Dinova and Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service all show up on the records.


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