December 19, 2005

Bright Eyes: Free MP3s

Bright Eyes: Conor Oberst: free mp3s

Conor Oberst is the force behind the band Bright Eyes, and a significant player in his label, Saddle Creek, as well as the young indie imprint, Team Love. The 25 year old Oberst has from the outset been acclaimed for his way with a lyric and noted for his voice, a most distinctive quaver. While not by any means a pretty voice, it gets the job done when selling his songs to the listener. It is in fact complimentary to the more sombre songs and will get more than a touch ragged when he nears a shout. I still hold out hope that he will continue to develop (that is musically, lyrically, and vocal phrasing) and if so may be the true heir to Dylan's legacy.

Listen to "We Are Nowhere and It's Now" and "The Calendar Hung Itself" for a good overview of what he can produce.

Here is an Xmas treat...
+ blue christmas

from I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
+ we are nowhere and it's now [low res]

from Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
+ gold mine gutted [low res]

from Fever and Mirrors
+ something vague
+ the calendar hung itself
+ haligh haligh a lie haligh

from Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
+ from a balance beam
+ lover i don't have to love

from Every Day and Every Night
+ a line allows progress, a circle does not [low res]

from the Happiness EP
+ feb 15th
+ padraic my prince
+ touch

from The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
+ devil town

Bright Eyes lyrics are here.

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