Conor Oberst

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The Anniversary

Rabbit Fur Coat Turns 10

Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2016 - 11:56 am

List

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs

"To me, Conor Oberst resembles Patti Smith a great deal," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe told me in an interview back in 2008. "As a performer, as…
John Everhart | April 25, 2013 - 11:53 am

More Conor Oberst stories

Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst) Video

Last month, singer-songwriter Maria Talor teamed up with Conor Oberst for the lovely orchestral ballad "If Only." Today, Taylor has shared the video, in which…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 3:38 pm

Watch Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, & Patty Griffin Cover Emmylou Harris’ “The Pearl”

The country-folk legend Emmylou Harris sang backup on a few songs from Bright Eyes' 2005 album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. And last year, Bright…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2016 - 11:47 am

Watch Conor Oberst Howl Through Two Stripped-Down Songs On Kimmel

For his new album Ruminations, the onetime Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst returned home to Omaha and recorded a set of sad, vulnerable, relatively un-ornamented…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2016 - 9:34 am

Premiere

Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst)

Some say life is full of second chances. Maria Taylor’s new track "If Only" is a testament to that ole cliché. The first single from…
Margaret Farrell | October 19, 2016 - 9:18 am

Stream Conor Oberst Ruminations

Conor Oberst struck out for New York more than a decade ago, when Bright Eyes, the self-excoriating outfit that he founded, first blew up. But…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 9:46 am

Conor Oberst Announces New Album Ruminations

We last heard from erstwhile Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst when his reunited punk band Desaparecidos released a surprisingly strong album called Payola last year.
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2016 - 10:26 am

Sharon Van Etten – “Do You Realize??” (The Flaming Lips Cover)

Sharon Van Etten covered the Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize??" for the final episode of the Amazon Original Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 14, 2016 - 10:31 am

Watch M. Ward Reunite Monsters Of Folk, She & Him While Opening For Brian Wilson

M. Ward sort of gave us a little Monsters Of Folk reunion last month with his "Slow Driving Man" video featuring Conor Oberst, and now…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2016 - 8:23 pm

M. Ward – “Slow Driving Man” Video (Feat. Conor Oberst)

Earlier this year, laconic singer-songwriter took a break from all his collaborative projects to release More Rain, his first solo album in quite some time.
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 10:44 am

Watch Conor Oberst Play New Songs “You Loved Him Once” & “It’s A Little Uncanny” In Brooklyn

On Saturday, Conor Oberst performed at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn's McCarren Park. During his set, he played two new songs called "You Loved Him…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Watch Desaparecidos Kick Out “City On The Hill” On Seth Meyers

Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst's leftist punk band, just released Payola, their second album overall but their first in 13 years. It absolutely rules. And while it…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 8:40 am

Stream Desaparecidos Payola

It's been 13 years since Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst's leftist punk rock band, released Read Music / Speak Spanish, their great debut album. Desaparecidos never officially…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2015 - 10:50 am

Desaparecidos – “Backsell”

Technically speaking, Payola is only Desaparecidos' second album, even if they've released plenty of one-off tracks over the years. This year, Conor Oberst picked up…
Caitlin White | May 14, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Desaparecidos – “City On The Hill” Video

Conor Oberst's reactivated punk band Desaparecidos absolutely destroyed at Coachella the day before yesterday. Today, they're unveiling the video for "City On The Hill," the…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2015 - 10:28 am
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