|Album:||People's Key, The||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Bright Eyes||Added:||Feb 2011|
|Add Date:||2011-02-27||Pull Date:||2011-05-01|
|Week Ending:||May 1||Apr 24||Apr 17||Apr 10||Apr 3||Mar 27||Mar 20||Mar 13|
|1.||Oct 22, 2021:||KZSU Time Traveler
One For You, One For Me
|4.||Feb 12, 2016:||Time Traveler
One For You, One For Me
|2.||Nov 06, 2020:||KZSU Time Traveler
|5.||Aug 21, 2015:||Time Traveler
|3.||Apr 13, 2016:||does radio suck?
|6.||Jul 08, 2015:||ZoëRadio
RIYL: Elliott Smith, Bob Dylan (laugh it up, kids)
try: 2, 3, 9, 4, 1, 10
*1. START 4:50 to end, unless you want to hear Mr. Mystic rant about Genesis and Tesla. from there: mid-slow dark sidewindy western riff, doubled minor vox. spare but heavy bass drum. niiice bashy-yet-controlled breakdown towards the end. military snare. gets loud and angry. something about this track reminds me (superficially) of “the chain”.
*2. triumphant confident moving indie pop. starts with slowish exposed vox over pedal piano, picks up into what can only be described as a ‘springsteen chorus’ (i’ve been writing that a lot -- i think it’s coming back) with smart kit and pompy synth. this song is so good it’s a little unbelievable. yeah, it’s the single, but it deserves to be.
*3. attacky start, then killer choked flute synth that sounds like a plucked cello and a great slurry melody. fastish. bright and beamy chorus. “if it’s true what we’re made of, why do i hide from the rain?” fade :20 out, unless you want to hear Mr. Dumbshit rant about a pomegranate.
*4. slooow doom march deep bass drum and drop-down bass. great digital harmonies, then spiritual choral backing vox. atmospheric and gloomy.
5. upbeat, but difficult at first. jolting seasick 1-2-3 beat, ruddering reverby guitar. breaks into a smooth bright chorus: “i seen, i seen, i seen stranger things man.”
6. islandish, loose laid-back tempo. shakers, vibes, steel drum, light percussion, cymbal crashes like a steam train. suuper-echoey acapella bridge. scattered sampled ending.
7. rockin! bashy, guitar heavy. about as tight and smart a beat as bright eyes can pull off. handclaps. kinda new pornographers.
8. exposed vox, bellsy acoustic. light + insistent kit. gets reverby and fuzzy. actually morphs into a synth-bop happy bright bouncer... then puts its feet down at the end.
*9. reverb-soaked ambient echoey keys and naked vox. drumless. it’s basically conor and a haunted minor piano being sad for four minutes. sounds like ‘classic’ bright eyes: poison oak two-point-oh.
*10. midtempo, swaying, washy, soary, bellsy. more steel drum. more flute synth. the lyrics are poem structured, citing opposites: “one for the bread lines, one for the billionaires.” FADE OUT at 1:25, unless you want to hear Mr. Annoying New Age rant about “the cosmos”.
|1.||Firewall||6.||A Machine Spiritual (In The People's Key)|
|2.||Shell Games||7.||Triple Spiral|
|3.||Jejune Stars||8.||Beginner's Mind|
|4.||Approximate Sunlight||9.||Ladder Song|
|5.||Haile Selassie||10.||One For You, One For Me|