Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. The band consists of Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Conor Oberst's brother Justin Oberst and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis. They were active from 1995–2011 and have recently made a comeback in 2020.
Known for their introspective lyrics and unique sound, Bright Eyes has influenced many artists in the indie rock genre. Some similar artists include The Good Life, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Cursive, Neva Dinova, Okkervil River, and more. Their music combines elements of folk, rock, country, and experimental sounds to create a distinct musical experience.
With their heartfelt performances and thought-provoking songs, Bright Eyes has garnered a dedicated fan base over the years. Whether you're new to their music or a long-time fan, exploring their discography will take you on an emotional journey filled with raw honesty and beautiful melodies.