@DackAttac I'm pretty sure Enlightened Eyes guy is Charlemagne, and this album is mostly about Charlemagne (and his relationship with Sapphire) after he escapes the Twin Cities with Holly and Gideon thinking he's dead.
Love this album, but as far as getting my head around the players and the plays of the plot, I can't quite get a handle on it. I know Sapphire has visions, I know the "new girl" tried to stop Butterfly Knife dude from killing Enlightened Eyes guy, but testified for him on the stand. But as far as everything else, I'm at a loss.
it is a bit of a pain having to split the bonus tracks into 3 separate mp3s, not hard tho and you can do it in ten minutes with any basic recording program.
as for the album tho it's awesome, i've been listening to all 4 hold steady albums a lot this week and i still can't decide which is my favourite.