- 22 Jun 20
The new LP is titled ‘Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was’.
US indie-rock band Bright Eyes have announced their first new album in nine years - Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was - alongside new track 'Mariana Trench'.
The band's new album is scheduled for release on August 21 via Dead Oceans.
Bright Eyes' new track ‘Mariana Trench’ is the fourth preview of the band’s first studio album since 2011’s The People’s Key, having previously shared ‘Persona Non Grata’, ‘Forced Convalescence’ and ‘One and Done’.
The video for 'Mariana Trench' was curated by Art Camp, who said of the process:
“The production of the video started at the beginning of quarantine and finished as people came back out of their homes and took to the streets together.
“In 18 different bedrooms across the world, listening to Bright Eyes, keeping each other company, we got the chance to collaborate on a story about embracing and celebrating change. The animation is composed of 2,200 hand-illustrated ink paintings based on original 3D animation and archival footage. We hope it makes you excited to imagine that everything could be new.”
Conor Oberst spoke about how their new album had a more collaborative writing process this time around.
“Our history and our friendship, and my trust level with them, is so complete and deep. And I wanted it to feel as much like a three-headed monster as possible.”
Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was is available to pre-order here.
Bright Eyes are set to play Dublin's Vicar Street on May 21, 2021.
Check out the full track list and ‘Mariana Trench’ below.
1. Pageturner’s Rag
2. Dance And Sing
3. Just Once In The World
4. Mariana Trench
5. One and Done
6. Pan and Broom
7. Stairwell Song
8. Persona Non Grata
10. Hot Car in the Sun
11. Forced Convalescence
12. To Death’s Heart (In Three Parts)
13. Calais To Dover
14. Comet Song