While I did manage to soak in a mind-boggling amount of promising new bands in Austin over the past busy week, catching one of two Bright Eyes sets was simply not in the cards (they’re playing nearby soon anyway). Thankfully, the Internets have it covered, as Spinner dutifully filmed Conor and the boys’ AOL pop-up show on Friday — complete with closeups, soundboard-quality audio, and flattering, crystal chandelier-adorned indirect lighting. Congrats: you’re on The List and can enjoy the 45-minute set above.
Pull-quote (by Oberst): “This next song is about trying to not become a cynical asshole. Tall order, I guess. But SXSW is a good place to explore that, because you have the greenest of the green and the [most poisoned] of the poisoned, walking next to each other.”