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Bright Eyes returns with The People’s Key, due February 15th

By ; November 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM 

"Years ago, I was an angry young man," David Byrne once sang, but today Conor Oberst is the paradigm of reformed rebellious teens. He still acts-up from time to time ("Coyote Song"), but since debuting as Bright Eyes in the late '90s, he has spent the last few years performing under his given name and writing the kind of songs your parents would like. Here's something that you and your folks can both get excited about, then: Bright Eyes will release an album of new material on February 15th, 2011 (via Saddle Creek) titled The People's Key. To say that this news is exciting and welcome is an understatement and a half. Two dates have been lined-up, but we're suspecting more will follow to add to the NYC stop at Radio City Music Hall on March 9th and June 23rd at London's Royal Albert Hall. There should be some music festivals in between those two dates, right? Below is the tracklisting for the Michael Mogis-produced affair. Let's hope some of the pissed off man-child that was so captivating is present. (via P4K) The People's Key: 01 Firewall 02 Shell Games 03 Jejune Stars 04 Approximate Sunlight 05 Haile Selassie 06 A Machine Spiritual (In the People's Key) 07 Triple Spiral 08 Beginner's Mind 09 Ladder Song 10 One for You, One for Me



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