1. Cutting Edge Expands Film Score Business Model With Bright Eyes Members (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2013 7:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to “Stuck in Love,” a film that had its premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, will be the first to go through the Cutting Edge Group’s new model for film music that includes score, songs and soundtrack. Vare ...

  2. Tilly & The Wall Lighten the 'Heavy Mood' on First Album in Four Years

    October 04, 2012 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Heavy Mood" is an all-encompassing title for the four-year period since Tilly & The Wall 's last album, "O." After the Omaha indie-poppers experience their biggest success to date from 2008 to 2009 -- playing record cro ...

  3. Man Man Matures with Bright Eyes' Mogis on 'Life Fantastic'

    May 18, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After eight years of battling countless obstacles with little relief or reward, the members of Man Man were getting sick of each other. "We were all like cranky brothers," recalls frontman Ryan Kattner, who performs under the stage name Ho ...

  4. Conor Oberst Switches It Up On Bright Eyes' 'The People's Key'

    February 04, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 C onor Oberst says that when he started work on "The People's Key," the new album by his celebrated folk-rock outfit Bright Eyes , he was guided less by what he wanted the album to sound like than by what he didn't want it to sou ...

  5. Conor Oberst: New Bright Eyes Album Will Be 'Rocking'

    December 16, 2010 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Three years and a new decade have brought a new sound from Bright Eyes for the group's new album, "The People's Key." "I wanted to make a record that was modern-sounding and steer clear of some of my tendencies, melodically, ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to beg ...

  7. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that ...

  8. Photos: Monsters of Folk Live In New York

    November 09, 2009 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 M. Ward , My Morning Jacket 's Jim James, and Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis came together as Monsters of Folk for a pair of New York shows last week, including a Friday night gig uptown at the United Place Theater. Friday' ...

  9. Dave Rawlings Steps Into Spotlight With 'A Friend Of A Friend'

    September 29, 2009 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Dave Rawlings Machine started "accidentally," according to Gillian Welch 's longtime musical partner, as a vehicle to semi-anonymously road test some new material. But with the Nov. 17 release of "A Friend of a Friend," ...

  10. Monsters Ball

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On a hazy mid-August morning at the swanky Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., indie rock royalty Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- who have gathered to promote their new band, Monsters of Folk -- are nestled on a mustard-color ...

  11. Monsters of Folk Plots Fall Tour

    July 24, 2009 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock "super-group" Monsters of Folk -- consisting of Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James -- is hitting the road this fall, stopping at U.S. and Canadian theatres ...

  12. Jim James Readies George Harrison Covers E.P., Monster Of Folk Album

    June 24, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although roots-rock act My Morning Jacket are enjoying some much needed downtime after a big 2008, frontman Jim James isn't resting. For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To&quo ...

  13. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey ...

  14. Yamagata Readying 'A Record In Two Parts'

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rachael Yamagata says her ambitious sophomore album, "A Record in Two Parts ... Elephants and Teeth Sinking Into Heart*," "almost goes against everything I believe in (for) a record. Rachael Yamagata says her ambitious sophomore album ...

  15. Review: Bright Eyes' 'Cassadaga'

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes: "Cassadaga" Producer: Mike Mogis Saddle Creek Release Date: April 10 "Cassadaga," the sixth proper full-length from Conor Oberst under the Bright Eyes moniker, is-at its core-a road album. The travels the indie sup ...

  16. Eyes Adrift

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bright Eyes' "Cassadaga," to be released this week via Saddle Creek, represents a sensible evolution for those who have been on the Oberst train from its early days. "In the past, I've gone in with a Bright Eyes' " ...

  17. Yamagata Wraps 'Darker, Grittier' New Album

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off of contributing her songwriting talents to Mandy Moore's upcoming release "Wild Hope," raspy-voiced singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata has finished recording the follow-up to her 2004 full-l Fresh off of contributing her son ...

  18. M. Ward Looks Beyond 'War' On New Album

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While indie singer/songwriter M. Ward paid homage to pre-World War II American music and history on his 2004 album "Transistor Radio," his upcoming set explores the human toll of warfare in the modern While indie singer/songwriter M. Ward ...

  19. Bright Eyes Gets Busy On New Album

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bright Eyes is eyeing a spring 2007 release for its next Saddle Creek studio album. The three-person crew, whose current incarnation includes leader Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, has tapp Bright Eyes is eyeing a spring 2007 release for ...

  20. Rilo Kiley's Lewis Finishes Solo Debut

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rilo Kiley was formerly labelmates with Bright Eyes on Saddle Creek before establishing its own Brute/Beaute imprint via Warner Bros. As first reported here last November, Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis will release her solo debut in January. &qu ...

  21. DVD Celebrates Saddle Creek's First 10 Years

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Saddle Creek Records, the Nebraska-based indie powerhouse responsible for such acts as Bright Eyes, Cursive, Rilo Kiley and the Faint, is gearing up for a DVD documentary recounting its history. Saddle Creek Records, the Nebraska-based indie powerho ...

  22. Bright Eyes Sets Tour With The Faint

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The trek, which will also feature a set by the Faint, will begin April 28 in Kansas City, Mo., and wrap June 10 in San Diego. As expected , Bright Eyes will tour this spring backed by a band featuring three members of the Faint plus longtime produce ...

  23. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bright Eyes Burn Out Bright Saddle Creek Records received a finished album from Bright Eyes last February and prepped the set for a summer release. But then Bright Eyes principal Conor Oberst had other ideas. He went back into the studio and recorde ...

  24. Bright Eyes Greets New Year With Two Albums

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Saddle Creek Records received a finished album from Bright Eyes last February and prepped the set for a summer release. But then Bright Eyes principal Conor Oberst had other ideas. He went back into the ...

  25. Rilo Kiley's Lewis Working On Solo Album

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley just wrapped an extensive tour in support of its latest Brute/Beaute album, "More Adventurous," but that hasn't stopped frontwoman Jenny Lewis from keeping busy. Indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley just wrapped a ...

  26. Bright Eyes Plotting Two Distinct Tours

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tours in support of the releases. In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tou ...

  27. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will relea ...

  28. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political s ...