Friday, March 2, 2012

The People's Key by Bright Eyes

The People's Key by Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes will release The People's Key on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek. 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 Nate 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. The first 50,000 copies of this CD will come in limited-edition packaging:
6-panel tri-fold die-cut digipak, printed on iridescent foil. Includes O-card, full color CD inner sleeve and 20 page booklet.

Conor Oberst and the band has found within themselves a new energy, a new arrangement of thought, peppered with the Rastafari Movement and an awareness of I and I and the One Love shared by and within us all (that is,the power is within us all to awaken and be on a positive path to an enlightened future). This album is a rich, balanced culmination of Conor's musical journeys, and there are audible hints indicating inspiration from Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer's "Pinkerton," from 80's synthesizer energy to the late rock aesthetics. This is a solid album, bridging the band's soul-searching double release in '05 and the spiritual journey of Cassadaga from '07 into this new message of enlightenment and universal truths.

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