Bright Eyes – Rock Acts that Embraced Electronic Music
Coming off the breakthrough success of his 2002 release 'Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground,' already the fifth studio album of his career, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst made the ambitious decision to issue two full-length albums on the same day: Jan. 25, 2005. The first of the pair, 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning,' followed his band's typical sonic blueprint, offering singer-songwriter folk and dark-edged rock 'n' roll. The second, 'Digital Ash in a Digital Urn,' saw Oberst delving into electronica-tinged sounds for the first time.
A prime example of his new approach is the disc's first single, 'Take It Easy (Love Nothing),' which features sine-wave squiggles and skittering, syncopated beats programmed by Jimmy "DNTL" Tamborello of the Postal Service fame.
Watch Bright Eyes Perform 'Take It Easy (Love Nothing)'