album cover for Down In The Weeds by Bright EyesIn Bright Eyes’ 25-year history, the band, and in particular its founder Conor Oberst, have become synonymous with sincere, straight-from-the-heart indie rock.

It’s certainly hard to listen to Bright Eyes without acknowledging the band’s impact and recognising that they have changed the lives of many. Their latest release comes nine years since The People’s Key; the band sound reinvigorated but not lacking Oberst’s idiosyncratic lyricism, particularly evidenced on Dance and Sing when he implores “You got to change like your life’s depending on it”.

On Down In The Weeds, Oberst and co. have produced another rousing, vital record that might just be known as their most accomplished work to date.

Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was by Bright Eyes is out now via Dead Oceans/Inertia.

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