OK, I'm not posting this to start up another argument about how much I like Bright Eyes. I think you all know how much I like them so I don't think you need to hear that anymore. I do want to suggest a couple songs to those of you who might not know very much of their stuff. This is also to show those of you that think C. Oberst is just a whiny singer that he doesn't just scream and whine in all his songs like you think he does. So if you are interested may I suggest:
Take it Easy (love nothing): give this one a chance because the layers build and build as the song goes on
Smoke Without Fire: a good little folk song duo with M. Ward
Tourist Trap: a really slow song, but just imagine yourself sitting around a campfire in the desert somewhere.
I think this shows their range and the fact that not every song is Conor just screaming about drinking, dying, or whatever else you think of him. If you don't like these songs, that's cool. If you've never really heard Bright Eyes then maybe you'll find something you enjoy in these songs. Cheers.
Thanks for this, I like Smoke Without Fire. I've never listened to Bright Eyes before, and despite all of the Conor Oberst hate and "WRONG KID DIED" stuff flying around, I figured I'd give it a shot.
Mister Heavenly was awesome by the way. Michael Cera was pretty good on bass too. I ended up meeting him after the show which was awesome.
Also Pepper Rabbit was also amazing.
Passion Pit was pretty good too.
I wasn't super impressed by Mister Heavenly. Seeing Michael Cera was awesome, and he was just as awkward as I would have expected (especially when the strap to his bass came off), but I didn't enjoy them as much as I thought I would. As for Pepper Rabbit, I didn't like their first song (something about red wine) but I liked the rest of their set. I thought We Barbarians were better than the other openers, to be honest.
And yes, Passion Pit was pretty good too. Being in the balcony ended up being great for the light show, not so great for the dancing.
Edit: Whoops, looks like you saw them in Portland? I didn't catch that. I was at their show in Seattle on the 30th. So I guess some things could've been different.
Post by chewedmuffin on Nov 23, 2010 13:52:42 GMT -5
I'm not really sure what kind of music gets shit on this forum, having only lurked for a week or so, but I'd enjoy seeing Mt. Desolation come out to the festival this next year. They opened for Mumford and Sons on their tour and were pretty good. A group made up of members of Keane, Mumford and Sons, occasionally the drummer from The Killers, and others. A side-project, I guess. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoEF0EPhWiQ www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3glJq-dTOk&feature=related