Bright Eyes Plays “Shell Games,” Listen Here!

With the release of their much anticipated album The People’s Key only one month away, Bright Eyes have decided to make the album’s lead single “Shell Games” available for free download HERE!

The band is also heading out on tour to support The People’s Key, which is available for pre-order HERE. The new disc drops on February 15th so be sure to put in your order. Check out the full list of dates below as well as the tracklisting.

Bright Eyes Tour Dates in Full:
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
Full track list for The People’s Key:
 1 Firewall                                           6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)
2 Shell Games                                    7 Triple Spiral             
3 Jejune Stars                                    8 Beginner’s Mind
4 Approximate Sunlight                    9 Ladder Song           
5 Haile Selassie                                 10 One For You, One For Me

Song Review: Bright Eyes’ “Shell Games”


“Shell Games” is the new single off Bright Eyes’ new upcoming album titled The People’s Keys. The song starts with Conor Oberst singing the metaphor-filled lyrics with the company of a piano. What seems to be a slow paced melancholic song is broken down by an explosion of synth, piano and drums that play in unison to create a great steady beat. With an almost electro-rock feel to it, “Shell Games” is a mesh of great lyrics and an interesting composition. Check out the song over at Pitchfork, and the new album cover above!