2. verb To create an emotional song with the aid of many people to give it a full-sounding, orchestrated sound.
3. adj. Someone who listens to and supports the band Bright Eyes and/or Saddle Creek records.
Verb: The three of them are usually the only ones playing, but they Bright Eyesed this one with that other band.
Adj.: She is a total Bright Eyes indie girl.
but conor oberst's lyrics are, like his voice, embittered, jaded, querulous, pessimistic, optimistic and unsteadily joyful at the same time.
he could be described as the voice of our generation.
to me, anyway. and countless other fans.
i was embarrassed by it's honesty
so i'd prefer to be remembered as a smiling face
not this fucking wreck thats taken it's place.
Bright Eyes are an emotional band that incorporate many different genres of music into their own individual style. Conor Oberst is the only recurring member of the band, whilst the remainder of the lineup changes continuously. i was introduced to them through a friend a couple years back, and i soon got 'lifted' (which, by the way, is amazing). the new albums: 'digital ash' is alright, but it isn't a brilliant reflection of the bright eyes material. although i enjoy it, it's just not like their other stuff, which is fine but i didn't expect it. 'i'm wide awake, it's morning' seems to me like a perfect album ('road to joy' and 'at the bottom of everything' are standouts).
Conor Oberst writes music which captivates a large number of contemporary teenagers. He writes of depressing events in his life which are often not true. He believes that his own real personal details are irrelevant and distracts fans with exaggerated fictional biographical events such as his mother drowning one of his brothers in a bathtub each year for a period of a few years, who were all named "Padraic".
Some of the references made to his life, however, seem to be vaguely based on the truth. He makes frequent references to problems with drinking and is often drunk when performing on stage.
Conor also has written a few politically driven songs. The most notable of which being the sarcastic "When The President Talks To God". However, he is rumoured to be moving away from such subjects for his forthcoming album, scheduled for early 2007.
He is also the epitome of non-conformity. He refuses to play shows in which the corporation "Clear Channel" are involved and refuses to sign to any major labels, staying with his current label, Saddle Creek, which he founded himself in his hometown.
A lot of Bright Eyes fans are obsessed with his most "emo" songs, such as "Lover I Don't Have To Love" and have no interest in his songs which tilt more in the folk direction, i.e. "Waste Of Paint". These fans are often "Scene Kids" attempting to look cool. However, Bright Eyes do have a large base of genuine fans.
2. Song - "An Attempt To Tip The Scales". This is scripted and not actually Conor's voice.
3. Song - "Hit The Switch"
4. Song - "When The President Talks To God". (Not recorded in a studio. However, a live version is available on "Motion Sickness (Live Recordings)")
5. Many a show has been cancelled due to Conor's hatred of Clear Channel, much to the disappointment of hundreds of fans, but shows are usually re-scheduled to other venues.
6. OMGZZZ!!!11!1!!one! LOVERIDON'THAVETOLOVE. I WANT A GIRL WHO'S SO DRUCK SHE DOESN'T TALK. x.x.x.x.zzzzzzz\/\/
His song catalogue is pretty expansive, and he has a lot to offer, Bright Eyes as a band has produced 7 Studio Albums, and will continue to work on another one in november.
Technically indie/folk rock
"no douche, they are an indie/folk band, and you know nothing of them, so shut your face"