Conor Oberst

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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

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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

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

Desaparecidos – “City On The Hill” + Payola Details

Back in 2002, Desaparecidos, the politically motivated punk band led by Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, released a really great album called Read Music /
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Hear Conor Oberst Discuss Rape Accusation With Marc Maron On WTF

Last year, an anonymous internet commenter accused Conor Oberst of a long-ago rape. Oberst filed a libel lawsuit, and the accuser eventually apologized and admitted
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2015 - 12:50 pm

My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year's One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

Desaparecidos Sign To Epitaph, New LP On The Way

Conor Oberst may have put Bright Eyes to rest, but he's not finished with the bands of his youth. Oberst's punk band Desaparecidos has been…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Conor Oberst – “Standing On The Outside Looking In” & “Sugar Street”

Earlier this year, the former Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst released his solo album Upside Down Mountain. And as part of Record Store Day's Black…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Watch Conor Oberst Zigzag Toward The Light On Kimmel

Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform Upside Down Mountain track "Zigzagging Toward The Light." It's a faithful performance that suggests…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 10:14 am

Conor Oberst – “Common Knowledge” Video

"Do you have any regrets?" asks a female interviewer at the outset of Conor Oberst's "Common Knowledge" video. His reply? "Of course. Lots of regrets.
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Watch Conor Oberst Perform “Lua” With First Aid Kit & Dawes

Conor Oberst is such a big deal that he can summon two different buzz bands to back him up at will. Or at least that…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 5:08 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm
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