Bright Eyes will release The People’s Key on February 15th, 2011 on Saddle Creek.
The People’s Key–the band’s seventh studio album–is the eagerly awaited follow-up to
2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga.
Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright 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.
Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was
produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster.
Additional Bright Eyes players on The People’s Key: Andy LeMaster, (Now It’s Overhead),
Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane
Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer
(Refried Ice Cream).