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On May 4, 2004.

On May 4, 2004, “Saddle Creek Records” label released “fulfilled/complete”, the second Broken Spindles studio album. It was recorded December 2003 – January 2004, at “Presto! Recording Studios” in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Joel Petersen – vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, artwork
  • Nate Walcott – piano, string arrangements
  • Geraldine Vo – vocals, artwork
  • Donna Carnes – violin
  • Kim Salistean – violin
  • Cindy Ricker – viola
  • Tracy Sands – cello
  • Mike Mogis – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Van Sloun – mastering
  • Jadon Ulrich – layout

Track Listing:

All tracks by Joel Petersen.

  1. Induction
  2. Fall In and Down On
  3. Song No Song
  4. To Die, For Death
  5. Move Away
  6. Practice, Practice, Preach
  7. Italian Wardrobe
  8. Events & Affairs
  9. Harm
  10. The Dream

On October 7, 2003.

On October 7, 2003, “Saddle Creek” label released “Hold On Love”, the third Azure Ray studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Presto! Recording Studios”, and was produced by Eric Bachmann.

Personnel:

  • Orenda Fink – vocals, guitar, trumpet
  • Maria Taylor – vocals, piano, guitar, drums
  • Clark Baechle – drum programming
  • Ben Armstrong – drums
  • Andy LeMaster – additional instrumentation, engineering, mixing
  • Eric Bachmann – additional instrumentation, arrangement, mixing
  • Mike Mogis – pedal steel, engineering, mixing
  • Doug Van Sloun – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor

  1. The Devil’s Feet
  2. New Resolution
  3. We are Mice
  4. Look to Me
  5. The Drinks We Drank Last Night
  6. Across the Ocean
  7. If You Fall
  8. Sea of Doubts
  9. Dragonfly
  10. Nothing Like a Song
  11. These White Lights will Bend to Make Blue
  12. Hold On Love
  13. Across the Ocean (video)
  14. We are Mice (live)

On March 4, 2003.

On March 4, 2003, “Saddle Creek Records” label released “The Ugly Organ”, the fourth Cursive studio album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Tim Kasher and Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Tim Kasher- lead vocals, guitars, organ
  • Ted Stevens- guitars, backing vocals
  • Matt Maginn- bass
  • Clint Schnase- drums, percussion
  • Gretta Cohn– cello
  • Chris Acker – trombone
  • Jenny Lewis- additional vocals
  • Mike Mogis- vibraphone, keyboards, bells, rhythm guitar

The “Staying Alive” Choir

  • Mike Mogis
  • Clark Baechle
  • Todd Baechle
  • Julee Dunekacke
  • Rob Hawkins
  • Alisa Henzman
  • Renee Ledesma Hoover
  • Alex McManus
  • J. Mogis
  • Conor Oberst
  • Sara Wilson
  • Lexie Dougan
  • Katie Torresan
  • AJ Mogis– engineer
  • Mike Mogis– engineer
  • Doug Van Sloun – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Ugly Organist
  2. Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand
  3. Art is Hard
  4. The Recluse
  5. Herald! Frankenstein
  6. Butcher the Song
  7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
  8. A Gentlemen Caller
  9. Harold Weathervein
  10. Bloody Murderer
  11. Sierra
  12. Staying Alive

On April 9, 2007.

On April 9, 2007, “Saddle Creek” label released “Cassadaga”, the seventh Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Mike Mogis. In February 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Mogis– voice, guitar, bass, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion , vibraphone, baritone, ukulele, glockenspiel
  • Nate Walcott– organ, piano, electric piano, string, orchestral and woodwind arrangement
  • Ward– voice, guitar
  • Janet Weiss– drums
  • Clark Baechle– percussion
  • Stacy DuPree– voice
  • Sherri DuPree– voice
  • Z Berg– voice
  • Rachael Yamagata– voice
  • Hassan Lemtouni – voice
  • Chris MacDonald- voice
  • Gillian Welch– voice
  • Ted Stevens– voice
  • Sean Foley – voice
  • Maria Taylor– voice
  • Andy LeMaster– voice
  • Jake Bellows– voice
  • Suzie Katayama – conductor
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Dan McCarthy– bass
  • Jason Boesel– voice, drums
  • Anton Patzner– violin
  • David Rawlings– guitar
  • Tim Luntzel– bass
  • John McEntire– percussion , electronics
  • Michael Zerang – percussion
  • Jonathan Crawford – percussion
  • Dan Bitney – percussion
  • Dan Fliegel – percussion
  • David Moyer – bass clarinet
  • Brian Walsh – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Shane Aspegren– drums, percussion
  • Sarah Wass – flute
  • Myka Miller – oboe
  • Stefanie Drootin– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  2. Four Winds
  3. If the Brakeman Turns My Way – Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
  4. Hot Knives
  5. Make a Plan to Love Me
  6. Soul Singer in a Session Band
  7. Classic Cars
  8. Middleman
  9. Cleanse Song
  10. No One Would Riot for Less
  11. Coat Check Dream Song – Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
  12. I Must Belong Somewhere
  13. Lime Tree

 

On September 10, 2013.

On September 11, 2013, “Anti” label released “On Oni Pond”, the fifth Man Man studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Honus Honus – lead vocalist, piano/organ
  • Pow Pow – drums, percussion, loops, programming
  • Brandon Lerbs, Tommy Van Den Berg, Willie Karpf, Andrew Beckstrom – horns
  • Adam Schatz – horns arrangements
  • Nate Walcott – string arrangements
  • Frank Seligman, Tracy Dunn, Keith Plenert, Phyllis Duncan – strings
  • Jamey “T. Moth” Robinson – assorted synth squiggles, bass bops, celeste, backing vocals
  • Adam “Brown Sugar” Schatz – assorted saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Mogis – guitar, bass, engineer, mixing
  • Susan Sanchez, Kara Nelson – vocals
  • J. Mogis – upright bass
  • Nate Walcott – trumpet solo/arrangement
  • Bobby Rubalcava – engineer
  • Doug Van Sloun – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Oni Swan
  2. Pink Wonton
  3. End Boss
  4. Head On
  5. King Shiv
  6. Loot my Body
  7. Deep Cover
  8. Pyramids
  9. Sparks
  10. Paul’s Grotesque
  11. Fangs
  12. Curtains
  13. Born Tight

On August 13, 2002.

On August 13, 2002, “Saddle Creek” label released “Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground”, the fourth Bright Eyes album. It was recorded December 2001 – January 2002, at “Presto!”, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, rhodes, organ
  • Mike Mogis– banjos, bells, hammered dulcimer, vibraphone, glockenspiel, mandolin, guitar, dobro, pedal steel
  • Matt Focht, Clint Schnase, Mike Sweeney– drums
  • Todd Baechle, Jenny Lewis, Blake Sennett, Choir – vocal harmonies
  • Andy LeMaster– vocal harmonies, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Clark Baechle– drums, clarinet
  • Clay Leverett – drums, vocal harmonies
  • Jiha Lee– flute, vocal harmonies
  • Chris Brooks – piano
  • Gretta Cohn– cello
  • Sean Cole– harmonica
  • Julee Dunekacke– French horn
  • Margaret Fish – bassoon
  • Orenda Fink– trumpet, vocal harmonies
  • Jason Flatowicz– trombone
  • Tiffany Kowalski– violin
  • Matt Maginn, Casey Scott– bass
  • Katie Muth– oboe
  • Ted Stevens– electric guitar
  • Maria Taylor– piano, organ, vocal harmonies

Track listing:

  1. The Big Picture
  2. Method Acting
  3. False Advertising
  4. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will
  5. Lover I Don’t Have to Love
  6. Bowl of Oranges
  7. Don’t Know When But a Day Is Gonna Come
  8. Nothing Gets Crossed Out
  9. Make War
  10. Waste of Paint
  11. From a Balance Beam
  12. Laura Laurent
  13. Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and to Be Loved)

On June 23, 2009.

On June 23, 2009, “Columbia” label released “Back & Fourth”, the fourth Pete Yorn album. It was recorded 2006–2009, in Omaha, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Pete Yorn– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar,  percussion
  • Ben Brodin – bowed vibes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, pump organ, vibraphone, Wurlitzer
  • Joe Carnes – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Jason DeWater – french horn
  • Leslie Fagan – flute, alto flute
  • Orenda Fink – backing vocals
  • Craig Fuller – tuba
  • Scott Gaeta – drums
  • Tom Hartig – tenor saxophone
  • Mike Mogis – bowed vibes, e-bow, baritone guitar, electric guitar, hammer dulcimer, mandolin, percussion, string arrangements, vibraphone, Wurlitzer
  • Anton Patzner – string arrangements, violin
  • Louis Patzner – string arrangements, cello
  • Darrin Pettit – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Jonny Polonsky – bajo sexto, 12-string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Scott Quackenbush – trumpet
  • Walt Vincent – keyboard bass, synthesizer bass, Wurlitzer
  • Nate Walcott – Hammond B-3 organ, hornarrangements, piano, string arrangements, tack piano
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Jay Wise – trombone
  • Rick Rubin – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Yorn.

  1. Don’t Wanna Cry
  2. Paradise Cove
  3. Close
  4. Social Development Dance
  5. Shotgun
  6. Last Summer
  7. Thinking of You
  8. Country
  9. Four Years
  10. Long Time Nothing New

On May 19, 2014.

On May 19, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released “Upside Down Mountain”, the sixth Conor Oberst studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Jonathan Wilson and Conor Oberst. The cover art is a painting by Ian Felice entitled “The Creation of the Bulls”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst – vocals, guitar
  • Jonathan Wilson – vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, bass, drums, piano , organ, glockenspiel
  • Andy LeMaster – backup vocals, bass, guitar, voice, percussion, drums, keyboards
  • Cully Symington – drums – percussion
  • Klara Söderberg, Johanna Söderberg – vocals
  • Joshua Grange – pedal steel
  • Nate Walcott – trumpet, piano, organ, keyboard
  • Scott Vicroy – saxophone
  • Pete Madsen – trombone
  • Blake Mills– vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Macey Taylor – bass
  • Orenda Fink – vocals
  • Ben Brodin – vibraphone
  • Leslie Fagan – flute
  • John Klinghammer – clarinet
  • Mike Mogis – pedal steel
  • Corina Figueroa Escamilla – vocals
  • Jason Boesel – drums
  • Omar Velasco – guitar
  • Corina Figureoa-Esamilla and Phillip Schaffart – backup vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst.

  1. Time Forgot
  2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
  3. Hundreds of Ways
  4. Artifact #1
  5. Lonely at the Top
  6. Enola Gay
  7. Double Life
  8. Kick
  9. Night at Lake Unknown
  10. You Are Your Mother’s Child
  11. Governor’s Ball
  12. Desert Island Questionnaire
  13. Common Knowledge

On January 21, 2008.

On January 21, 2008, “Domino” label released “Falling off the Lavender Bridge”, the debut Lightspeed Champion (Devonté Hynes) album. It was recorded in 2007, at “ARC Studios” in Omaha, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Devonté Hynes- vocals, guitar
  • Emmy the Great- additional vocals
  • Tim Kasher- additional vocals
  • Derek Pressnall, Kianna Alarid, Susan Sanchez, David Coyote Bones, Nik Fackler, Joe Knapp- group vocals
  • Clark Baechle- drums
  • Kimberley Salistean, Cynthia Ricker, Donna Carnes and Tracy Sands – strings
  • Nate Walcott- strings arrangement
  • Tom Clarke – cello
  • Miguel Picanco – oboe
  • Mark Benson – clarinet
  • Karen Murphy – flute
  • Mike Mogis- producer, mixer, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Devonté Hynes.

  1. Number One
  2. Galaxy of the Lost
  3. Tell Me What It’s Worth
  4. All to Shit
  5. Midnight Surprise
  6. Devil Tricks for a Bitch
  7. I Could Have Done This Myself
  8. Salty Water
  9. Dry Lips
  10. Everyone I Know Is Listening to Crunk
  11. Let the Bitches Die
  12. No Surprise (for Wendela) / Midnight Surprise

On September 22, 2009.

On September 22, 2009, “Shangri-La Music” label released the debut, self-titled Monsters of Folk album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst- vocals, guitar, baritone guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Mike Mogis- guitar, keyboards, baritone guitar, percussion, mandolin, drums, bass guitar
  • Jim James- vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, programming
  • Ward- vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
  2. Say Please
  3. Whole Lotta Losin’
  4. Temazcal
  5. The Right Place
  6. Baby Boomer
  7. Man Named Truth
  8. Goodway
  9. Ahead of the Curve
  10. Slow Down Jo
  11. Losin Yo Head
  12. Magic Marker
  13. Map of the World
  14. The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
  15. His Master’s Voice