On August 21, 2020.

On August 21, 2020, “Dead Oceans” label released “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was”, the tenth Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “ARC” and “Pageturners Lounge” in Omaha, “Electro Vox” in Los Angeles, “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Mike Mogis – electric guitar, pedal steel, banjo, Marxophone, synth bass, percussion, hammer dulcimer, bajo sexto, programming
  • Nathaniel Walcott – piano, trumpet, flugelhorn, Hammond organ, electric pianos, synthesizers, vibraphone, Omnichord, Mellotron, harpsichord, orchestra and choir arrangements
  • Dan McCarthy – piano
  • Flea – bass
  • Macey Taylor – bass
  • Jenny Lee Lindberg – bass
  • Jon Theodore – drums, percussion, timpani
  • Kip Skitter – percussion
  • Joe Fuchs – bagpipes
  • Joe Todero – bagpipes
  • Malcolm Wilbur – bagpipes
  • John Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Jon Lewis – trumpet
  • Daniel Rosenboom – trumpet
  • Johanna Borenstein – flute
  • Lara Wickes – oboe, English horn
  • Don Foster – clarinet
  • Alex Iles – trombone
  • Steve Holtman – trombone
  • Jessica Guideri – violin
  • Tammy Hatwan – violin
  • Jackie Brand – violin
  • Roberto Cani – violin
  • Paul Cartwright – violin
  • Nina Evtuhov – violin
  • Gerry Hilera – violin
  • Ana Landauer – violin
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Michele Richards – violin
  • Jenny Takamatsu – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Rob Brophy – viola
  • Tom Lea – viola
  • Luke Maurer – viola
  • Rodney Wirtz – viola
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith – cello
  • Erika Duka – cello
  • Dane Little – cello
  • Charlie Tyler – cello
  • Suzie Katayama – orchestra conductor
  • Corina Figueroa Escamilla – vocals
  • Nancy Oberst – vocals
  • Miwi La Lupa – vocals
  • Andy LeMaster – vocals
  • Susan Sanchez – vocals
  • Jesca Hoop – vocals
  • James Connor – choir vocals
  • Quishima Dixon – choir vocals
  • Natalie Ganther – choir vocals
  • Anthony Johnston – choir vocals
  • Edward Lawson – choir vocals
  • Jennifer Lee – choir vocals
  • Sharetta Morgan-Harmon – choir vocals
  • Marquee Perkins – choir vocals
  • Jason McGee – choir conductor
  • Mike Mogis – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Adam Roberts – engineer assistant
  • Nik Fackler – engineer assistant
  • Aaron Gum – engineer assistant
  • Chris Cerullo – engineer assistant
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer assistant
  • Andy LeMaster – engineer assistant
  • Tim Thomas – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Zack Nipper – artwork, layout
  • Rob Walters – diorama photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Conor Oberst, except where noted, all music by Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott.

  1. Pageturners Rag
  2. Dance and Sing
  3. Just Once in the World – Conor Oberst, Miwi La Lupa
  4. Mariana Trench
  5. One and Done
  6. Pan and Broom
  7. Stairwell Song
  8. Persona Non Grata
  9. Tilt-A-Whirl
  10. Hit Car in the Sun
  11. Forced Convalescence
  12. To Death’s Heart (In Three Parts)
  13. Calais to Dover
  14. Comet Song

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