But Bridgers is much more than the gloom and tears typically associated with the words singer-songwriter, both lyrically and musically.The Broken Social Scene-adjacent “Motion Sickness” smears dizzying sunlight across its windshield while “Scott Street” carries the corrupted country DNA of Neil Young’s grit.
I think I played a bunch of Bright Eyes songs, actually.
Emo wunderkind, folk troubadour, rock'n'roll saviour — he's been called it all.
His two older brothers, Justin and Matthew Jr., introduce him to '80s indie and alternative bands like the Cure, R. and starts hanging around the local indie record shop, Antiquarium Records.
"I can remember specifically saying the Cure were my favourite band back in second grade," he tells the in 2003.
But I was consumed with my little group of friends and making music." 1993 Oberst attends St. Leo School, and by the end of seventh grade, he is writing his own songs.
He makes his live debut playing the final song of a folk night at Kilgores performance space.
The band play about a dozen shows and make a few recordings.
Oberst also records three songs with the Magentas, whose membership includes Fink and Chris Hughes, later of Beep Beep.
"What I find interesting is the idea that we can take those songs and just dress them up in a million different ways." Whether it's the heart-on-sleeve confessionals of early Bright Eyes, the pointedly political Desaparecidos — who just released their sophomore album, in 2000: "The people that like it really fucking like it." 1980 to 1992 Conor Oberst is born February 15, 1980 in Omaha, NE.
His father Matthew is an information manager at Mutual of Omaha, while his mother Nancy is a teacher.
The song "Annex Annex" appears on a Ghostmeat Records comp while "Science Fiction in Schools" and "Clatter" remain officially unreleased.