Tag Archives: Conor Oberst

In Stores Now 10/17

Veteran LA-based artist Moby debuts his new project, Moby & The Void Pacific Choir, and KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes their first LP is “a potent set of noisy, goth-tinged post-punk with loud, distorted synths, rumbling guitars, pounding industrial rhythms, dour vocals, soaring song hooks, shouted choruses and dystopian, politically charged lyrics.” Australian duoRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Seattle sweethearts Tacocat share a new video today. It’s super-meta, but watch a clip for “The Internet” right here… on the internet. The clip, directed by Faye Orlove, is its own Throwback Thursday through technology from that familiar AOL mail icon to emoticons and more. You won’t find it on “Tacogle” (watch the clip), butRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following a carefree, celebratory set at the Sasquatch! Music Festival as Big Grams, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter strip back down to Phantogram for their forthcoming full-length, Three. Get a taste with a video for the first single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” directed by Grant Singer (the Weeknd, Future, Skrillex). Carter tells Pitchfork,Read more…

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It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

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Live Review: Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and The Felice Brothers at the Moore Theatre 9/29/15

You’d be forgiven for asking why Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and the Felice Brothers were playing the Moore this September. They were on a brief, West Coast-only jaunt, none of them have records out this year, and because of it, there was barely any publicity for the show. But even for those who walked byRead more…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 Preview

This Friday, November 29th, is Black Friday, and there’s nothing more pleasing than the rich grooves of black vinyl that you can score at record stores this week Record Store Day Black Friday! Just like the annual Record Store Day event in April, this Friday, you can score some exclusive, limited-edition releases at your localRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a fantastic performance of “Zigzagging Toward the Light,” off his most recent release Upside Down Mountain. Check it out below. You can also watch his KEXP session here, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column! [Consequence of Sound]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Mike Birbiglia

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 431 – Mike Birbiglia Comedian, writer, actor and director MikeRead more…

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Live Video: Conor Oberst

It’s not like Conor Oberst needs much help sounding great. The Omaha, NE, native has been writing and performing with various projects, most notably with Bright Eyes, since his early teens, and he is a co-founder of not one but two independent labels: Saddle Creek and Team Love. In other words, we love everything heRead more…

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Live Review: Conor Oberst with Jonathan Wilson at Showbox at the Market 9/30/2014

Conor Oberst has spent an entire career fighting against expectations. Even if he wasn’t saddled with the “new Dylan” tags upon his emergence in the early 2000s, there undoubtedly still would have been a focus on his age (20 at the release of Bright Eyes’ 2000 breakthrough Fevers and Mirrors), his roots (his involvement withRead more…

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