In 2020, the music of Bright Eyes seems more pertinent than ever, and the band is back with their first album in almost a decade. Down in the Weeds, Where The World Once Was is another in the long-line of nuanced and literate Bright Eyes albums, with frontman Conor Oberst stealing the show lyrically. It even features a new twist with Flea playing slap bass on a majority of the tracks.
In our most recent interview, Benji talks about the new album, what recording during a pandemic is like, and multi-instrumentalist Nate Walcott’s affinity for Mandi The Bearded Dragon, of course.
Bright Eyes celebrate some milestones this year, as well, including the 20 year anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album Fevers and Mirrors. Fifteen years ago, the band released I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning along with its more electronic counterpart Digital Ash in a Digital Urn.