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Singles Lost in Time: Bright Eyes + Protest The Hero

Hello and welcome to Singles Lost in Time, where we dig through our library here at idobi (like monks sifting through historical texts) and we dust off some absolute bangers that never got their proper time in the sun.

Bright Eyes – Lover I Don’t Have to Love

Bright Eyes’s 2002 album Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground was the mainstream breakthrough for the band. Indie Rock, in all its forms, was becoming a force big money media (Time, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, etc.) could not ignore. “Lover I Don’t Have to Love” is the only single from the album. It shows both singer/guitarist Conor Oberst’s growth and confidence in his songwriting and lyricism. While earlier albums held promise, they lacked the robustness that Lifted and, in particular, “Lover I Don’t Have to Love” nail with aplomb.

Protest The Hero – Heretics & Killers

“Heretics & Killers” is a small sample of the dissonant machinations orchestrated by Protest The Hero. Defying genres within a single song, Protest The Hero bring prog-metal, mathcore, and post-hardcore to heel like a manic engineer—chaotic energy honed with fastidious precision. A killer song from a killer band with a witty video to boot!


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