Do you think that someone paints your mirror?
As “Jejune Stars” comes to a close you’ll find a short interstitial recording of Denny Brewer, a Texas musician whose husky, some-might-say-batshit musings on other dimensions and extra-terrestrial, ancient reptilian life forms also comprise most of the album’s found sound interstitials and intro, a Bright Eyes tradition. In talking about the etymology of the word “pomegranate,” he reenacts the moment the fruit got its name: “I don’t know why it’s called a pomegranate, but it looks like a pomegranate. No matter what language you spoke it in, syllables are frequencies.” Though his brayed delivery tends to be a tipping point for many, Oberst’s lyrical acumen has always been his work’s great strength.
If you love something, give it away.