Bright Eyes released two singles, I posted them a while back the forums, well it happens to be that this past week when it was released it sold crazy amounts. When I say crazy I mean he beat Usher, Eminem, and Nelly and is the only artist to have the #1 & #2 spots in Billboard history.
" Bright Eyes' two new singles-- "Lua" and "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)", which preview material from his two forthcoming full-lengths, due in January-- had taken the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard's singles chart."
..."Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, where he's officially beaten them to a diva-y pulp. Still, that's fucking crazy, especially for an indie artist....More impressive still is that Bright Eyes has made Billboard history with this showing: It marks the first time that one artist dominates both the #1 and #2 positions on the chart" --- pitchfork retards
My personal opinion which you knew you were going to get is that both these releases are a big improvment from the previous releases which were some of my favorites. The the sound is more mature.
I did hear all the songs from the folk album live in October in the "Monsters of Folk Tour" and some other older material. Good show.