Bright Eyes has announced the reissue of their entire discography, pairing each of their nine albums with a companion EP. The six-track companion pieces will feature reworked versions of original songs, plus one cover, with special guests scattered throughout. On May 27th, the Conor Oberst-led trio will rerelease their first three albums A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 (1998), Letting Off The Happiness (1998), and Fevers and Mirrors  (2000).

Along with the album announcement, Bright Eyes previewed the first three companion EPs with respective singles. From A Collection of Songs, the band offers “Falling Out Of Love At This Volume”. For Letting Off The Happiness, the band enlisted Waxahatchee for “Contrast And Compare”. Finally, for Fevers and Mirrors, Oberst called up his former protege Phoebe Bridgers on “Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh”.

“It’s a meaningful way to connect with the past that doesn’t feel totally nostalgic and self-indulgent,” Oberst said of the series. “We are taking these songs and making them interesting to us all over again. I like that. I like a challenge. I like to be forced to do something that’s slightly hard, just to see if we can.”

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Each six-track EP will host five reworked versions of Bright Eyes originals. Additionally, the band will include a cover that is “of the era” in which the album was made, including songs by Elliot Smith, Simon Joyner, Lullaby For The Working Class, and more. These companion EPs are what Oberst refers to as “the supplemental reading” for the primary reissue.

“My thing was they had to sound different from the originals, we had to mess with them in a substantial way,” Oberst said of the reimagined originals.

Click here to pre-order the Bright Eyes companion pieces and reissues from Secretly Store, and scroll down for tracklisting and album artwork for the EPs. Bright Eyes has also expanded their 2022 tour with a crop of new dates, available below. For tickets visit the band’s website.

Bright Eyes – “Falling Out of Love At This Volume”

Bright Eyes – “Contrast And Compare” (feat. Waxahatchee)

Bright Eyes – “Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)


A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion

1) “Driving Fast Through A Big City At Night”

2) “Solid Jackson”

3) “A Celebration Upon Completion”

4) “Falling Out of Love At This Volume”

5) “Exaltation On A Cool Kitchen Floor”

6) “Double Joe” (Simon Joyner cover)

Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion

1) “The Difference In The Shades”

2) “The City Has Sex (feat. Waxahatchee)”

3) “Contrast And Compare (feat. Waxahatchee)”

4) “Kathy With A K’s Song (feat. M Ward)”

5) “St. Ides Heaven (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)” (Elliott Smith cover)

6) “June On The West Coast (feat. Becky Stark)”

Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion:

1) “Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

2) “A Scale, A Mirror, And Those Indifferent Clocks (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

3) “Arienette”

4) “Hypnotist (Song for Daniel H)” (Lullaby For The Working Class cover)

5) “When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

6) “A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, And A Necklace (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

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Bright Eyes 2022 Tour Dates

03-23 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

03-24 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater

03-25 Madison, WI – The Sylvee

03-26 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

03-27 Detroit, MI – The Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic

03-29 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

03-30 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

03-31 Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall

04-01 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

04-02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

04-03 Columbus, OH – Express Live!

04-05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

04-06 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre

04-07 Boston, MA – Roadrunner

04-08 Philadelphia, PA – The Met

04-09 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem

04-10 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

05-19 Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly

05-20 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum

05-21 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

05-22 Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall

05-23 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater

05-25 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

05-26 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

05-27 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

05-28 St Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

05-29 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

05-31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

06-01 Cincinatti, OH – Brady Music Center *

06-02 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island *

06-03 Ashbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage *

06-04 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall *

06-05 Lafayette, NY – Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *

06-15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

06-16 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

06-17 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

06-18 Troutdale, OR – McMenamin’s Edgefield Amphitheatre

06-20 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

06-23 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

06-24 San Diego, CA – Soma

06-25 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

06-28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union

06-30 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom

07-01 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

07-02 Omaha, NE – The Admiral

07-03 Omaha, NE – The Admiral

08-12 Oslo, Norway – Øyafestivalen 2022

08-14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

08-16 Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik

08-17 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar

08-19 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

08-20 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp

08-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

08-23 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria

08-25 Vienna, Austria – Arena Open Air

08-26 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle

08-27 Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra

08-30 London, England – Eventim Apollo

08-31 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo

09-01 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

09-05 Birmingham, England – O2 Institute Birmingham

09-06 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland

* Alex G supporting

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