New Bright Eyes! I’m so excited. NPR is streaming the new album until it comes out.

I had heard the Shell Game before, and loved it. Not to get ahead of myself, because I’m only two or three songs into listening, but this is making my ears jump for joy. It’s so different from The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (is that what it was called?) mostly because of how refined Conor’s voice is (or how much more produced it is?), but also because he sounds happy instead of distrustful and angsty while still keeping that raw energy that I love. Ch-ch-check it out, friends.