Conor Oberst’s greatest gift as a performer might be his ability to come off like an angry 15-year-old screaming in his room in just about any situation. Case in point: Oberst was the musical guest on last night’s episode of the Late Show With David Letterman. He had a massive 10-piece backing band with him, complete with horns and backup singers, and he was singing “Hundreds Of Ways,” the relatively ornate lead single from his new album Upside Down Mountain. But his angsty intensity was such that he straight-up rolled his eyes up in the back of his head, Undertaker-style, at least once. Watch the performance below.
Upside Down Mountain is out now on Nonesuch.