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I think his last records contained some of his best tracks, like that opener 'Cape Canaveral' 'Get Well Cards' and 'Lenders in the Temple' but some of it was just bland. He could really do with better quality control. Not heard this latest effort yet mind.
the gentlemens pact ep (nearly passed me by completly) is 9/10 (if you ignore the ep)
Especially the efforts of his bandmates, but even most of Conor's tracks are so straightforward and boring. Such a shame. He should go back to Bright Eyes and stop turning out this country dross.
Because Mike Mogis became a father and isn't so eager to tour now. And because he considers Mogis an essential part of Bright Eyes, he's moved on for now. Though that does also suggest he's unlikely to go back at this rate.
thats nice, I'd assumed they must have fallen out
partially because of Corin Tucker having a family and wanting to spend more time with them. Damn families, playing a part in robbing us of Sleater-Kinney and now possibly Bright Eyes too!
bright eyes > family
I watched the "One Of My Kind" documentary today and it seems the whole Mystic Vally thing happened by accident. Oberst was just keen to record some songs he's been hoarding away for some time, then during the tour for that album he and the band wrote these Outer South songs our of boredom basically. In the documentary the different band members make lots of comments about it being a temporary thing. That may have changed, I dunno. We'll see.
he seems to really enjoy playing with them and they seem more of a 'band' than bright eyes did, I don't mind so long as the songs are good (alot of them were in bright eyes anyway so it isnt really that different a band) which they were on the first one (took awhile for me to realise), maybe this one will grow on me too, its just hard to wade through all the other peoples songs, but it is so long there are probably 10 or so oberst songs so its not like we are getting less so it shouldnt matter but it does. This is a rambling post. I was hoping without mogis he would sound like on the home e.p, raw and good but oh well