Bright Eyes: The People’s Keys

On February 15, 2011, “Saddle Creek” label released “The People’s Key”, the ninth Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2010, at “ARC Studios” in Omaha, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.


  • Conor Oberst – vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
  • Mike Mogis – guitars, pedal steel, programming, effects, programming, engineer
  • Nate Walcott – synthesizers, piano, organ, Mellotron
  • Andy LeMaster – vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Matt Maginn – bass guitar
  • Carla Azar – drums, percussion
  • Clark Baechle – drums
  • Shane Agsperen – drums, additional drums, additional percussion
  • Laura Burhenn – vocals
  • Denny Brewer – shamanic vocals
  • Andy LeMaster – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst.

  1. Firewall
  2. Shell Games
  3. Jejune Stars
  4. Approximate Sunlight
  5. Haile Selassie
  6. A Machine Spiritual (in the People’s Key}
  7. Triple Spiral
  8. Beginner’s Mind
  9. Ladder Song
  10. One for You, One for Me

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