Bright Eyes return: new video Jejune Stars, Live EP & UK Shows


Bright Eyes today announce a new single ‘Jejune Stars’ for 4th July, from their seventh studio album The People’s Key. Watch the video below! On the same day a special EP titled Live Recordings will also be released exclusively through HMV. Limited to 1000 digipack CDs, the EP will be comprised of live versions of six songs recorded on the current tour – Firewall, Shell Games and Ladder Song (from The People’s Key), Arc of Time (from 2005’s Digital Ash In A Digital Urn) and Bowl of Oranges and Lover I Don’t Have To Love (from 2002’s Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground).

The video for Jejune Stars is directed by acclaimed cinematographer Lance Acord and was filmed using flares, fireworks, and an illuminated marquee. Acord worked his way up from photo assistant to cinematographer and landed his first feature film credit for the cinematography of cult classic, Buffalo 66, which garnered international acclaim for its striking imagery. Quickly following up with award winning films, Being John Malkovich and Lost in Translation, Acord secured his place on the map as a visual storyteller to watch. Lance Acord has three Cannes Gold Lions, a BAFTA nod for Lost in Translation (cinematography), and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials.
Watch the explosive collaboration between Acord and Bright Eyes below

Following their live return to the UK in February, Bright Eyes return for their long-ago sold out Royal Albert Hall headline on 23rd June, supported by Gryff Rhys. It is set to be a very memorable evening.

The Birmingham and Manchester headline shows in July are sold out, with some tickets still available for Gateshead and Leeds. Bright Eyes will also perform at Glastonbury, T in The Park, Oxegen and Latitude Festivals.

Watch Bright Eyes’ epic live set at SXSW in full here:

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowed.

Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy Lemaster.

UK Shows (as part of a European tour)

23 – London, Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
24 – Glastonbury Festival

08 – Birmingham, HMV Institute (SOLD OUT)
09 – T in The Park, Balado, Scotland
10 – Oxegen, Punchestown, Ireland
12 – Gateshead, Sage £17.50
13 – Leeds, Academy £17.50
14 – Manchester, Academy (SOLD OUT)
15 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk

All dates & info at

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