[caption id="attachment_2069" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Bright Eyes (Saddle Creek)"][/caption] Conor Oberst's wordy, angst-filled songs, delivered in a taut, quavering voice, have touched so many kids that he's put Omaha on the map and helped turn Saddle Creek into a dynamo indie label. In preparation for his long-awaited new album, The People's Key slated for release on February 15th, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bright Eyes[/lastfm] has unleashed two song, his first single "Shell Games," and "Haile Selassi." Download both songs, plus find out what you can get when you buy it through iTunes! Produced by band member Mike Mogis and engineered by Andy LeMaster critics are already calling the album “the best thing singer Conor Oberst has ever recorded.” Along with the free download Saddle Creek are offering the album for pre-sale via their site. The album is available in various packages with additional tracks. Those purchasing via iTunes will receive the non-album track “Singularity” and those purchasing certain packages direct from Saddle Creek will receive “Singularity” plus another bonus track “In The Real World”. Free MP3s: Bright Eyes – “Haile Selassie” [DOWNLOAD] Bright Eyes - "Shell Games" [DOWNLOAD] ------------------------------------------------- Bright Eyes 2011Tour Dates : 3/2 Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Miami, FL 3/3 House of Blues  Lake Buena Vista, FL 3/4 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA 3/5 Thomas Wolf Auditorium Asheville, NC 3/6 The National Richmond, VA 3/8 Radio City Music Hall *** New York, NY 3/9 Radio City Music Hall *** (SOLD OUT!) New York, NY 3/10 House Of Blues Boston, MA 3/11 State Theatre Portland, ME 3/13 Sound Academy Toronto, ON 3/14 Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI 3/15 Vic Theatre  Chicago, IL 3/17 Ryman Auditorium  Nashville, TN *** Superchunk and Wild Flag support both Radio City shows _____________________________________________________________________________________ People's Key track list: 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 Bright Eyes - The People's Key (Saddle Creek) Release Date: February 15th 2011 Label Website | Band Website Check out other highly anticipated albums of 2011 here.

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