Bright Eyes DENY breakup rumors, hope for 8th album

Many publications, including Under The Gun Review, have spent the majority of 2011 claiming it to be the year Bright Eyes says goodbye. Well, it turns out, we were wrong.

NME caught up with the group, fronted by the ever-mysterious Conor Oberst, to discuss future plans and realize they show no signs of slowing down. When asked about the comments in Rolling Stone that lead to these split rumors, Oberst states “We don’t have any immediate plans, I guess, after this year. [But what I said] sounded pretty final, but I don’t remember the quote – you can look it up. I think I meant it that day…”

What Oberst actually said in the interview was: “It does feel like it needs to stop at some point. I’d like to clean it up, lock the door, say goodbye.”

Either way, it does seems certain the group will be continuing on beyond their current tour.

“Hopefully we’ll come back over [to Europe], hopefully we’ll make another record,” added band member and producer Mike Mogis.

Stay tuned as this story develops

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