One of my favorite bands throughout my high school career was Bright Eyes. I discovered them when I was a freshman, ironically when I was interested in someone who liked them. Naturally, I began listening to them, and then I just liked them.
Bright Eyes began as a solo music band by folk music star Conor Oberst. Conor is one of the most talented human beings on the planet, in my opinion because he plays multiple instruments, in addition to just being musically gifted. He's been active since the 90s, and has multiple bands including Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.
Bright Eyes to date has 10 albums-9 studio and 1 live. The members primarily consist of Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Wolcott. However, the rest of the lineup is made up from musicans on Omaha's music scene. Bright Eyes is considered to be Indie Folk, however there are elements of rock.
One of my favorite albums of all time is actually by them, which is their 2007 release Cassadaga.There's not a song on this album that I really can't say that I don't like.
I picked Bright Eyes as a Music Monday because I've recently gotten back into them, and I feel like everyone in the world should listen to Cassadaga. And the People's Key. And them in general.
Some songs you should check out;
- Four Winds
- No One Would Riot For Less
- Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
- Hot Knives
- Make a Plan to Love Me
- Soul Singer in a Session Band
- Coat Check Dream Song
- A Perfect Sonnet
- Reinvent the Wheel
- First Day of my Life
- Lover I Don't Have to Love
- Don't Know When But a Day's Gonna Come
- True Blue
- Shell Games
- One for You; One for Me
- When the President Talks to God
- Coyote Song