Posts Tagged: Bright Eyes

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #74: Alexandra Naughton

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Alexandra Naughton is a writer who grew up in Philadelphia but converted to a California girl in 2008. She runs BE ABOUT IT, a small press and reading series and is an active member in Bay Area literary shenanigans. Over the course of some days I talked via Google Docs, and later email, with Naughton about […]

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Song of the Day: “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me”

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Blake Mills is an accomplished studio guitarist who’s worked with a wide variety of impressive names including Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Ray, Norah Jones, Billy Gibbons, Band of Horses, and others. But Mills’s previous credits were eclipsed by the 2010 release of Break Mirrors, a solo album that earned high praise. His latest record, Heigh Ho, […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #65: Tragedy Plus Time

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Jesse Malin is a lifer in a business that rarely features lifers anymore.

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Song of the Day: “Lua”

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The expert lyricism in the music of Conor Oberst, founding member of Bright Eyes, is not often rivaled. Bright Eyes’s 2005 album, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and made Time‘s list of top 10 best records of the year. “Lua,” the fourth track off the album, is heartbreaking in […]

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