Bright Eyes regroups with new album

An alert for Bright Eyes boosters: Sometime-solo bandleader Conor Oberst has regrouped with Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott for their first album in four years (and seventh overall), “The People’s Key” on Saddle Creek, hitting shelves Feb. 15.

A tour kicks off around the same time, starting on the East Coast and wending through such swank venues as New York’s Radio City Music Hall (March 9) and London’s Royal Albert Hall (June 23).

“Key” was recorded in Omaha at the band’s own ARC Studios, with the keen-eared Mogis producing.

Top-flight guests include Cursive’s Matt Maginn, The Faint’s Clark Baechle, Carla Azar from Autolux and Mynabirds triller Laura Burhenn.

The tracklisting is: “Firewall,” “Shell Games,” “Jejune Stars,” “Approximate Sunlight,” “Hailie Selassie,” “A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key),” “Triple Spiral,” “Beginner’s Mind,” “Ladder Song,” and “One For You, One For Me.”  

No West Coast dates announced yet, but keep tabs on Oberst at: www.conoroberst.com.

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