Conor took it easy on ’06 after the double dip of Digital Ash In A Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, but Billboard reports that he’ll be back on the scene early next year with Cassadaga, a full-length featuring M. Ward, Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, and the revelator herself, Gillian Welch. Before that comes the 3/6 release of the Four Winds EP, offering a six-song sample of the tunes from the subsequent album.
And Conor’s holiday gift to you: A free, new song! Grab it at thisisbrighteyes.com. (Thanks, juano!) Annoyingly, it’s a .wma file, which means we haven’t had a chance to hear it yet. Anyone know good programs for .wma playing/converting on Mac? Sick of this shite! We just wanna listen to our Bright Eyes in peace.
Cassadaga is out 4/10 on Saddle Creek.
UPDATE: Who needs .wma when you got MP3? (Thanks, Anthony!)
Enjoy the brass.