Bright Eyes have announced the third wave of releases as part of their ongoing Companion project. The project, announced last March, sees the band re-releasing their entire catalog, each album accompanied by new recordings. This wave includes ‘Cassadaga: A Companion’, ‘The People’s Key: A Companion’, and ‘Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005): A Companion’.
Of the project, Oberst says, “We are really excited about the final installment of our companion EPs. It’s been an interesting journey revisiting and reimagining all of these old songs. 54 songs total seems ridiculous now looking back, but I’m glad we did it.
This new batch includes great contributions from Alynda Segarra (Hurray For The Riff Raff), Johanna and Klara Söderberg (First Aid Kit), and an amazing cast of other fantastic musicians that brought these songs into the present tense. I hope all of the fun and neo-nostalgia we experienced recording these comes through to the listeners.”
Their spring tour kicks off in Milwaukee tomorrow, May 10th, before stopping at more iconic venues; First Ave in Minneapolis, White Oak Music Hall in Houston as well as the brand new Salt Shed in Chicago. Maya Hawke, Cursive, Neva Dinova, Good Looks and Tim Kinsella & Jenny Pulse will support on select dates:
BRIGHT EYES ON TOUR
May 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
May 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 12 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed
May 13 – Columbia, MO – Rose Park
May 14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom*
May 15 – Little Rock, AK – The Hall
May 17 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
May 18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 21 – Guadalajara, MX – Corona Capital Guadalajara