a christmas album (2013/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Originally released in 2002 as a Saddle Creek Online Store exclusive with all proceeds benefiting the Nebraska AIDS Project. "a christmas album" features 11 traditional christmas songs performed and arranged by BRIGHT EYES. Colored vinyl is on 180gr and includes a digital Download card.
a collection of songs written and recorded 1995-1997 (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. On this double LP are 20 songs compiled from the 4-track recordings of Conor Oberst. Depressingly honest music that falls somewhere between smog and portastatic. Now available on 180gr vinyl with a gatefold-cover and CD of this entire album.
cassadaga (2007/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. A swirling, euphonious record, at times bursting with bombastic confidence and country swagger, and at others loose-limbed and mesmeric. If "i'm wide awake..." was the New York City album, then "cassadaga" is the America album, in which Conor Oberst chronicles his travels around the country and articulates his sense of history in the landscape. Oberst's impassioned prose is still recognizable in every track, but the songs are rich with elaborate production, cinema-sized orchestration, and at times, sprawling, almost psychedelic atmospherics. Vinyl version is high quality, 180gr virgin vinyl and includes code for a free MP3 download of this album.
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digital ash in a digital urn (2005/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This is the 2nd of two records that BRIGHT EYES is releasing on the same day. "digital ash in a digital urn" is a more produced, band- centric album featuring cameo appearances by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The albums features appearances from members of TILLY AND THE WALL, CURSIVE, THE FAINT and THE POSTAL SERVICE.
every day and every night (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. A singer-songwriter of true importance to emerge on the American indie-music scene, Conor Oberst shows his talent on this 5-song MLP. Combining well-crafted, insightful lyrics with haunting music and melodies to produce songs that are manic, depressing, honest and inspiring, the "every day and every night" is a must-have for fans of Conor's work. Available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes a CD inside.
four winds (2007/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. BRIGHT EYES "four winds" features "four winds" from the full-length "cassadaga" plus 5 non-album tracks exclusive to this release. Carefully played, deftly poetic and quietly enchanting, the release has a wandering country charm and all of the story-telling seductiveness of earlier work.
the people's key (2011/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "the people's key", the band's 7th studio album, is the eagerly awaited follow-up to "cassadaga". Since 2006, the once revolving cast of BTIGHT EYES players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, "the people's key" is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
there is no beginning to the story (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "there is no beginning to the story" is a 4-song MLP featuring "from a balance beam", off of "lifted...", as well as 3 additional non-album tracks. Available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes full CD.
BRIGHT EYES / NEVA DINOVA
one jug of wine, two vessels (2010/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. The collaboration "one jug of wine, two vessels" is the fruit of a long-time musical appreciation between BRIGHT EYES and NEVA DINOVA. Featuring 4 songs in addition to 6 from the original 2004 Crank Records release, this full-length is less of a split and more of a bona fide collaboration. Dividing the songwriting duties, the original tracks were recorded by Conor Oberst and Jake Bellows in basements of houses on quiet, leafy streets in Omaha in the fall of 2003. Colored LP includes code for free MP3 download of this album.
BRIGHT EYES / SON, AMBULANCE
oh holy fools: the music of son, ambulance and bright sight (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE-ROCK. Two crafty songwriters - Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES) and Joe Knapp (SON, AMBULANCE and BRIGHT EYES) - come together with a moving split LP geared to let their talents shine. Four tracks a piece, all of them lyrical, honest, haunting and melodic. Thick 180gr vinyl includes free CD of this entire album.
big deal (what's he done lately?) (2009/ALIVE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. "big deal (what's he done lately?)" is a new album by Lincoln's favorite garage sons. This time the gang went to Costa Mesa to record "big deal (what's he done lately?)" (the title references a quote from Johnny Ramone about Phil Spector) at the Distillery Studio. The result is considerably more fuzzed than their previous work with Jim Diamond but still pummels. In fact it's a blast from start to finish!
this wave is only for.. (2008/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
EMO/POST-PUNK. This, is what "proper" emo should be! The kind of band that, if certain emo hating hardcore kids could get past their own prejudices with the word, then they could see what a cracking record this is. The band themselves claim influence from the RED SCARE and you also hear slight similarities in part with perhaps REIZIGER or KOSJER D; however there is also the more obvious SHOTMAKER comparison that many folk make, and that is not without merit. Certainly their songs are forged on a great rumbling, anvil-hammered bass sound, and with desperate vocals hollering out at you, they could indeed be SHOTMAKER's fruity euro brother. To top it all off there is some very smart cover art, rounding off the whole quality package. Lovely stuff!
BRITO / GRINDING HALT
split (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK/MOMENT OF COLLAPSE)
EMOCORE/HARDCORE. Split between 2 dutch bands. BRITO are back after their MLP from sometime ago. New drummer but that didn’t change their sound. Still heavily influenced by the likes of SHOTMAKER, SHELLAC and THE RED SCARE they deliver the goods again. Amazing stuff which should appeal to everyone into mentioned bands. GRINDING HALT come with 4 songs on this split. Ranging from d-beat to heavy grooving some power-violence droning and some '90s mosh this is probably a great example of what this band is capable of.
be all that you.. (2009/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
POP-PUNK. Oregonian pop-punk trio BROADWAY CALLS present a teaser 7", warming their fans up for an upcoming full-length on Side One Dummy Records, with the a-side appearing on that upcoming full-length and the b-side being an unreleased track from that recording session. For fans of THE LAWRENCE ARMS and ALKALINE TRIO.
comfort/distraction (2013/NO SLEEP)
POP/EMO-PUNK. It's been 3 long years since the release of their sophomore album, "good views, bad news", which found the band label-less and without a budget to record a follow-up at the end of its cycle. Armed with determination and confidence in their new songs, BROADWAY CALLS would eventually find a new home amongst a burgeoning roster of like-minded bands at No Sleep Records to release their best album to date. For fans of ALKALINE TRIO and THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.