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Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes is an Emo rock band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Oberst, whose knack for unintelligible lyrics and mid song weeping sessions have led to comparisons with other melodramatic musicians with bad voices, although his darker themes of depression, anxiety, and alcoholism are much more reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and Simon Joyner.

While Bright Eyes remains signed to the independent label Saddle Creek, the band enjoys mainstream popularity that rivals that of their major label contemporaries: in 2004, the singles "Lua" and "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)" took the top two spots of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart within two weeks of their simultaneous release.

= Bright Eyes started as a side project of Conor Oberst's while he was the frontman for the indie rock outfit Commander Venus. Though the band remained his primary focus between the years 1995 and 1997 , Oberst continued to write and record acoustic solo material onto his father's four-track reel-to-reel in his paren...

years active 1998 in music
origin Omaha, Nebraska
country United States
music genre Indie rock
folk rock
website Official site
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source: Wikipedia

Bright Eyes

A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997


Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Don't Be Frightened of Turning the Page

Drunk Kid Catholic

Every Day and Every Night

Fevers and Mirrors

First Day of My Life

Four Winds

Gold Mine Gutted

Home, Vol. 4

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

letting off the Happiness

Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Lover I Don't Have to Love


Motion Sickness: Live Recordings

Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)

One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels

Take It Easy (Love Nothing)

There Is No Beginning to the Story

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