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Bright Eyes To Retire
Ben Hewitt , July 23rd, 2009 06:04

Singer will hang up moniker

Emo darling Conor Oberst is expected to retire his Bright Eyes moniker after his next album.

As Quietus editors John Doran and Luke Turner don sombreros and shoot celebratory gunfire into the ceiling, Robb Nansel, who runs Bright Eyes' label Saddle and Creek, revealed: "I think he feels like Bright Eyes has a certain association, for better or worse. I think he's trying to distance himself a little bit from what that means to people."

His confirmation comes after Bright Eyes told Rolling Stone magazine that he believed his moniker "needs to stop at some point. I'd like to clean up, lock the door, say goodbye".

However, Oberst is expected to release one final Bright Eyes album next year.