Even though I kinda always considered Bright Eyes a solo gig for Oberst, he's putting out an album under his own name. Its just him and some people he calls The Mystic Valley Band......catchy.
The album drops in August but you can stream two songs, "Danny Callahan" and "Souled Out", now from the "band's" official web site here.
Of the two I prefer "Souled Out". Its gotta nice rocky feel to it. "Callahan" has an interesting western, honky tonk piano feel. I get a different vibe from these than I did the last Bright Eyes album....which is a good thing, because never took to the last one.
If you end up giving it a listen, let me know what you think.
For now I'm off on vacation. Florida is callin' my name.