This August will mark the 15th anniversary of, , the fourth full-length from Oberst’s band Bright Eyes.
The indie rock four-piece is gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore LP, , released in May 2016.
And my guess is that the biggest city in Nebraska is just an extrapolated version of where many of us grew up and experienced the holiday season during our formative years. is composed of respectful, spare arrangements dotted by theremin-like effects, the clatter of found sound, choruses sung by huddled masses.
As Adam Duritz once put it, “somewhere in Middle America”, a largescale suburb without much internal culture, where gentrification meant chain stores, T. It’s the warm feelings of the “season” mixed with the remembrance of freezing your ass off during winter. The relatively contemporary “Blue Christmas” gives the original’s tale of unrequited love a properly Oberst-ian performance, Elvis’ croon traded for a stagy, sniveling sneer.
“We looked for inspiration from James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, and APPARAT in keeping the music minimal and modern but still working as a textural and emotional extension of the lyrics.” Conveniently, Fink is married to Todd Fink of the celebrated electronica band THE FAINT, so they didn’t have to look far for a guide into digital territory.
“We enlisted my husband and Andy Le Master (BRIGHT EYES, NOW IT’S OVERHEAD) as our dream team,” says Fink.
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