Conor Oberst and producer Mike Mogis have spent much of 2006 in the studio working on the follow up to 2005’s breakthrough Bright Eyes albums “I’m Wide Awake Its Morning” and “Digital Ash In A Digital Urn”. Recording in such exotic locales as New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, OR and Lincoln, NE, the Bright Eyes line-up for the new record includes full-timers Conor, Mike and Nate Walcott. The album sessions include guest performances from M.Ward, Gillian Welch and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney. Titled “Cassadaga”, the album is due for release in the UK on 9th April 2007.
“We’re really wanting to be experimental with this one. Sort of folky and trippy and hopefully a little more cosmic,” says Conor. For a taste of what could be in store fans can download a new song “Endless Entertainment”, taken from the album recording sessions, at http://www.thisisbrighteyes.com
Conor Oberst recently penned a deal with Polydor in the UK to release Bright Eyes records worldwide excluding N. America where Conor and co. remain on their hometown label Saddle Creek records in Omaha, Nebraska.
A single, “Four Winds” will be released prior to the album on 2nd April.