Saddle Creek Records Artists: Bright Eyes, the Faint, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Andy Lemaster, Rilo Kiley, Tokyo Police Club, Maria Taylor

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Music - 164 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Bright Eyes, The Faint, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Tokyo Police Club, Rilo Kiley, Andy LeMaster, Tim Kasher, Maria Taylor, Mike Mogis, Blake Sennett, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Team Love Records, Commander Venus, Desaparecidos, Two Gallants, Orenda Fink, Georgie James, Azure Ray, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Todd Fink, Sorry About Dresden, Jason Boesel, A. J. Mogis, Broken Spindles, Steve Pedersen, Nick White, Park Ave., Nate Walcott, Eric Bachmann, Jamie Pressnall, Now It's Overhead, Clark Baechle, Art in Manila, Alex McManus, Singularity, Mike Sweeney, Ryan Fox, Robb Nansel, Landon Hedges, Jacob Thiele. Excerpt: Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Conor and his brother Justin Oberst and distributed by Sony Corporation. In 2004, the singles "Lua" and "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)" took the top two spots of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart within two weeks of their simultaneous release. A founding member of Commander Venus - which disbanded in 1997 - guitarist/vocalist Conor Oberst turned to focus on his new project, Bright Eyes. The name of the band comes from a song from the movie Watership Down, sang by Art Garfunkel. In 1998, he released 20 of the songs he had been stockpiling as the first official Bright Eyes album, A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997. The album saw Oberst beginning to experiment with drum machines, keyboards and other instruments. The sound of the album ranges from bleating vocals to acoustic guitar songs and techno-style ...

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