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Bright Eyes Bring Fireworks in New Clip

Watch Conor Oberst and Co.'s explosive clip for "Jejune Stars."

“Jejune Stars” is one of the highlights from Bright Eyes’ latest album The People’s Key – a balls-out, New Wave-style “song of redemption.” Conor Oberst and Co. have just released a video, which perfectly matches the amped-up vibe of the track, with the sort of big-budget production that’d befit a hair metal video from the ’80s.

Lance Acord – who did the cinematography for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are – helmed the clip, and he places Oberst and crew on an empty stage in the middle of a moonlit desert. There are fireworks and other cool pyrotechnics as the band rocks with reckless abandon in front of an audience of… no one. Which begs the question: if Bright Eyes perform a gig and there’s no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound? You bet.

WATCH: Bright Eyes, “Jejune Stars”