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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 that the story wasn't true. Oberst dropped the lawsuit. But to hear Oberst tell it, the episode still haunts him. Oberst is the latest guest o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015

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 Mexico. (Here's our report from last year.) Over the course of three nights, the band debuted three new songs that fans are calling "Big D," "Compound," and "Only Memories."… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

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 active on-and-off since 2010, when they got back together after an eight-year absence. But despite a handful of singles and shows, they haven't released a full-length album since 2002 debut… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2015

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 Friday promotion last month, Oberst released a 7" single that featured two previously unreleased songs, "Standing On The Outside Looking In" and the touring-blues ballad "Sugar Street," that came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014

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 Oberst and his band would go over well at jam band festivals these days. Watch footage below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014

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. But it doesn't really matter now." They banter for a while longer until the Upside Down Mountain track kicks in. David Altobelli's black-and-white clip then tracks Oberst hanging out i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 5, 2014

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 was the case when he recorded a recent live session at the Haldern Pop Festival. Performing lazily luminous acoustic version of his 2005 Bright Eyes song "Lua," Oberst recruited both… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

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 Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014

Watch Conor Oberst Play “Hundreds Of Ways” On Letterman

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014

Conor Oberst Drops Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser

Late last year, a woman named Joanie Faircloth left a comment on the website XOJane accusing Conor Oberst of raping her, claiming the Bright Eyes frontman assaulted her and took her virginity 10 years earlier, when she was 16. Oberst released a statement denying her accusation, and then he filed a federal libelMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014

Conor Oberst – “You Are Your Mother’s Child” Video

Thankfully, the whole Conor Oberst rape-accusation debacle has been put to bed -- his accuser admitted that she made the whole thing up, and Oberst released a statement accepting her apology -- and we can go back to discussing him for what he does best: making music. The last Upside Down Mountain video… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2014

Conor Oberst Issues Statement In Response To Rape Accuser’s Apology

Earlier this week Joanie Faircloth, the woman who accused Conor Oberst of raping her, apologized and admitted she lied about the whole thing. Today, Oberst issued a statement accepting Faircloth's apology. Read the statement below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 16, 2014

Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied

Last year, Joanie Faircloth, commenting on an article on the website XOJane, accused Conor Oberst of raping her in 2004, when she was 16. Oberst issued a statement denying the claim, filed a libel lawsuit against her, and, when she didn't show up to a hearing, sought a $1.2 million judgment againstMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014

Conor Oberst Seeks Judgment Against Rape Accuser

UPDATE: Nonesuch says the TMZ report is inaccurate and that Oberst has not been dropped from the label. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2014

Conor Oberst – “Zigzagging Toward The Light” Video

Conor Oberst's new album Upside Down Mountain is his first in a few years, and part of the reason he's taken so long between records is that he was working on a sci-fi screenplay for his Monsters Of Folk project. Oberst doesn't think that anything will ever happen with the movie, but it seem… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014

Watch Conor Oberst Play Three Songs On CBS This Morning

Conor Oberst released his latest album Upside Down Mountain last week and stopped by CBS This Morning over the weekend to play a few of his new songs. Watch him perform "Time Forgot," "Hundreds Of Ways," and "You Are Your Mother's Child" backed by Dawes below. More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014

Read A Conversation Between Lorde & Conor Oberst

One of the great things about Lorde is that she's a serious young pop star who seems to have the ideas and tastes of a serious young person. Case in point: Her Twitter bio is a Bright Eyes quote, "No, I am not singing for you." Conor Oberst also counts himself as a Lorde admirer,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2014

Watch Conor Oberst Play The Tonight Show

Today, Conor Oberst releases Upside Down Mountain, his new solo album. And last night, he was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, performing the album track "Zigzagging Toward The Light" with Dawes sitting in as his backing band. Oberst sang just about the entire song with his eyes closed, which seems like a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014

Stream Conor Oberst Upside Down Mountain

We learned in January that Conor Oberst made his latest album in Nashville with Dawes/Father John Misty producer Jonathan Wilson and the Swedish duo First Aid Kit. Since then we've heard "Hundreds Of Ways," "Governor's Ball," and Kick." Now Upside Down Mountain has arrived online in full for our collective streaming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 12, 2014

Conor Oberst – “Kick”

A stream of Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain materialized online today before our very (bright) eyes, but it was taken down almost as soon as it appeared. You'll have to wait a little longer to experience the full album, but in the meantime, Oberst has unveiled one another especially energetic selection. A tribute to RFK'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014
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