New Bright Eyes B-Side
Download: Bright Eyes - "Tourist Trap"
I've been a Bright Eyes fan ever since I learned how to cut my hair in cool and interesting ways. I've been with Conor Oberst on his first handfull of releases, but he lost me with his double release in 2004. Don't get me wrong, they were good, but they weren't amazing. Lifted was amazing. Letting Off The Happiness was even better. But Digital and I'm Wide Awake just didn't hit home as much as his previous works. Yeah, yeah, that's the indie-music snobbish thing to say, but it's the truth. The new records just didn't feel like the Bright Eyes I used to know.
So, with that in mind, I'm crossing my fingers as hard as I can that his new record will be a bit of a throw-back, but will also show growth beyond Digital and I'm Wide Awake.
Rambling aside, here is one of the new B-Sides off his forthcoming EP Four Winds, which will be out March 6.