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Bright Eyes Return to Our Sad World

By ELI JACE > As we step carefully six feet apart to avoid total societal collapse, Bright Eyes have returned to share in our collective moan. “Persona Non Grata” is the group’s first chunk of new music in 9 long years.   Musically the song is very simple, providing a walking rhythm for singer Conor...

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Conor Oberst finds peace in the swirl of sadness on “Upside Down Mountain”

Sitting on a giant boulder in Central Park while the sunlight began to dim against the trees, I listened to Conor Oberst’s new album Upside Down Mountain and confronted the inflating story lines of my life. Oberst, known mostly for Bright Eyes, but also Desaparecidos, Monsters of Folk, the group with Jim James, Mike Mogis and...

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