Tag Archives: Conor Oberst

Monday Music News

The forthcoming Conor Oberst solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is streaming in its entirety today on NPR Music. The release features guest vocals from his pals First Aid Kit, and was recorded with producer Jonathan Wilson. Upside Down Mountain comes out May 20th through Nonesuch Records, and as we mentioned last week, Conor will bringRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since the album premiere party for the new Shabazz Palaces album, we can’t get the new songs out of our head -- especially the track “They Come In Gold.” So, thank goodness Sub Pop Records has shared this non-video with us. The new album, Lese Majesty, comes out June 25th. [The Stranger's Line Out]

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012′s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, has announced that he will release a fresh solo album Upside Down Mountain, on May 20. This is the first new material from Oberts since his work with Bright Eyes back in 2011. Check out the album’s first single, a bright and captivating ditty, “Hundreds of Ways” below. [Stereogum]

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Live Review: Desaparecidos w/ Virgin Islands @ Showbox at the Market 8/25

When you release only one album and then disappear for almost a decade leaving a horde of young fans with nothing to do but grow up listening to that one album, odds are that when you finally reunite those fans are going to be really really excited. Such was the case for last Saturday’s showRead more...

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Show Preview: Desaparecidos @ Showbox at the Market 8/25 + Interview with Guitarist Denver Dalley

Desaparecidos wrote Read Music/Speak Spanish in 2001 at a time when patriotism was at an incredibly infectious high and when violence and consumerism saturated the nation’s collective consciousness. Combining unbelievably catchy and heavy guitar riffs with lead singer Conor Oberst’s (of Commander Venus and Bright Eyes fame) blisteringly emotional vocals, the midwest natives’ first andRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Yeasayer have created an internet video scavenger hunt, dubbed PSCYVOTV, to promote their new album Fragrant World, due out August 21 via Secretly Canadian. According to a press release, the band will be releasing “visual videos” created by Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka for every song from their new album across the internet all day long.Read more...

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Monday Music News

You’ve probably heard of his other projects:  Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band... but Desparecidos?!? It’s been a while! Details on Oberst reuniting with his old punk/hardcore band for Nebraska’s Maha Music Festival this August can be found here. Today, Wilco‘s pivotal album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot celebrates its tenthRead more...

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Song of the Day: Bright Eyes - Shell Games

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Thursday News Potpourri

Conor Oberst returns to his beloved Bright Eyes project with a new song and video for “Coyote Song,” the first song announced from the benefit compilation Sound Strikes Song. The country inspired piano ballad tackles some big topics with ease that only Oberst can pull off.

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