Saddle Creek has released the first track by Conor Oberst under the Bright Eyes moniker in nearly 4 years. "Shell Games" is taken from The People's Key, out on February 15th. Oberst has kept busy recording as part of Monsters Of Folk and under his own name (with the Mystic Valley Band) since Cassadaga, the last Bright Eyes release, in 2007.
[DOWNLOAD] Bright Eyes - "Shell Games" (via ListenBeforeYouBuy)
Oberst recently told Billboard that "We're over the Americana, rootsy, whatever that sound is. People say country, but I never thought were very country at all. But whatever that element is or that aesthetic is, I guess it's worn a little thin for me these days. So we very much wanted it to be rocking and, for lack of a better term, contemporary, or modern."
A two week Bright Eyes tour kicks off in Miami in March (details).
Hat tip to Matt Heart Spade.