Until now, you may not have regarded Conor Oberst as someone who’s seen a lot of trouble—or enough of it to craft one of the most complex, haunting records a concerned citizen is likely to hear in 2007.
, the Omaha, Neb., native’s sixth full-length under the name Bright Eyes, is set against a bleak backdrop of American idiocy and imperialism, its 13 songs bound by lyrics about holy wars, Babylon and falling empires.
"I can remember specifically saying the Cure were my favourite band back in second grade," he tells the in 2003.My whole modus operandi for the project was that it should be stress-free.If we got stuck on a song we'd just stop, light a fire, drink beer and watch the fireworks down below."What I find interesting is the idea that we can take those songs and just dress them up in a million different ways." Whether it's the heart-on-sleeve confessionals of early Bright Eyes, the pointedly political Desaparecidos — who just released their sophomore album, in 2000: "The people that like it really fucking like it." 1980 to 1992Conor Oberst is born February 15, 1980 in Omaha, NE.His father Matthew is an information manager at Mutual of Omaha, while his mother Nancy is a teacher.Oberst's father moonlights as a multi-instrumentalist in a local band playing weddings as a supplemental income.Matthew Sr.'s business background becomes a major asset for Conor later in his career when he makes his father his business manager. At age 10 he learns to play guitar, receiving lessons from Matthew Jr.It's 10.30am and he normally rises after noon, but with two strong lattes inside him he's slowly coming to."Four Winds" is also the name of a song on Bright Eyes' (aka Oberst's) 2007 album Cassadaga, but now he's still on the aforementioned ring and how he recently had it blessed in Tepoztlan, Mexico.We are so thrilled to be working with the publishing catalog of the great Lowell George and Little Feat!!!A true giant of California rock in the 70’s, Lowell’s soulful vocals, astonishing slide playing, and great songs made a big impact on all who crossed his path.