Bright Eyes precede the release of their new album with single 'Four Winds' on 2nd April. An apocalyptic tale set to rolling country and violin, 'Four Winds' finds Conor Oberst in fine voice. The video was filmed in LA with director Patrick Daughters (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Shins).
Titled "Cassadaga", for a spiritualist community in Central Florida, the album was recorded with core-members Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis at sessions in New York City, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon and Lincoln Nebraska.
Watch the video for Bright Eyes - Four Winds - Here
In traditional Bright Eyes fashion, the album features a host of guest musicians, namely Gillian Welch, Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater Kinney), M.Ward, Maria Taylor, Ben Kweller, Andy Lemaster (Now Its Overhead) and Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley).
Bright Eyes penned a deal in 2006 with Polydor in the UK to release Bright Eyes records in all territories worldwide excluding N. America where Conor and co. remain on their hometown label Saddle Creek records in Omaha, Nebraska.
The "Cassadaga" LP is released on Polydor on 9th April.
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.