2007 will also see the release of the new Bright Eyes album, Cassadaga, and an six song sampler EP to be released before it.
MP3: Bright Eyes – Endless Entertainment
It’s my belief that Conor is at his best when he’s completely out there and dramatic — unfortunately that’s also when he’s at his worst. However, when he plays his nu-Dylan folk role, he’s playing it safe, cutting out both the highs and lows that defined his earlier career. “Endless Entertainment” isn’t very off-putting, but there’s no supernatural moment of beauty to be found, either.
But I suppose if I stop being so hard on him for just one moment, I still have to say that Bright Eyes is one of the most consistant music-making outfits today. This new song seems to indicate another good album around the corner, so consider it added to my list of highly anticipated 07 releases.
Apparently “Endless Entertainment” has been making the rounds among the online Bright Eyes fan community for a little over a year; only it’s a live take that fans took to calling “Carrot/Diamond/Jump Off.”
MP3: Bright Eyes – Carrot/Diamond/Jump Off (live)