My friend Jim McKelly was imploring me a while back to take a listen to a fairly new band he had discovered called Bright Eyes. Since, as he reminded me, he rarely insists that I go out and buy something he recommends, I ordered up two CDs, “Fever and Mirrors” and “Lifted, Or the Story is in the Soil.” I’ve spent more time with “Lifted,” which is how I feel when I listen to it. Lots of talent, brilliant lyrics and lots of them, and reminders of Lou Reed, Neil Young, the early Bruce Sprinsteen (think of the second album). Definitely worth checking out.