New Releases For February 15, 2011

Bright Eyes
The People's Key

Bright Eyes - The People's Key

The best album Oberst has ever made. - NPR All Songs Considered

The People's Key - Bright Eyes' 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.

Recorded at the band's own ARC Studios, The People's Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster. Additional 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).

TAGS: Indie Rock

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"Shell Games"


  1. 1. Firewall
  2. 2. Shell Games
  3. 3. Jejune Stars
  4. 4. Approximate Sunlight
  5. 5. Haile Selassie
  6. 6. A Machine Spiritual (In The People's Key)
  7. 7. Triple Spiral
  8. 8. Beginner's Mind
  9. 9. Ladder Song
  10. 10. One For You, One For Me