Bright Eyes is one of many projects instigated by indie singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst (Conor Mullen Oberst, 15 February 1980, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). His recordings explore a similar lo-fi territory to the work of Will Oldham and Bill Callahans Smog, although Obersts tremulous vocals and almost adolescent verbosity sometimes betray his relative youth.
Oberst began his recording career at the age of 13, issuing an acoustic-based, home-made solo cassette. Over the next seven years, he reportedly penned hundreds of songs and appeared on albums by outfits such as Commander Venus, among others. Obviously, many of Obersts originals went unused, especially ones penned between 1995 and 1997. The indie label Saddle Creek listened to the demos recorded during this time, and offered to issue a compilation, eventually released in 2000 as A Collection Of Songs: 1995-1997 and credited to Bright Eyes. Oberst decided to...
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