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Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if Last.fm is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

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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
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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
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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 u…
Caitlin White | May 14, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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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
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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
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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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 bee…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Desaparecidos – “Te Amo Camila Vallejo” & “The Underground Man”

Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst’s politically-inclined punk band, got back together last year, and they’ve released two two-song 7″ singles since then. Today, we get to hear…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Desaparecidos – “Anonymous” & “The Left Is Right”

Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst’s political punk band, have only ever released one album, and that was way the hell back in 2002. But last year, Oberst…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2013 - 10:16 am
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Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Desaparecidos, Big Harp @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 8/31/12

Prior to their highly anticipated slot at the FYF festival, the recently reunited Desaparecidos easily sold out the Troubadour and ripped through a fourteen song…
Andrew Youssef | September 4, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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Watch Desaparecidos Reunite In Minneapolis

Last Thursday, the reunited Desaparecidos played their first gig together at Minneapolis's 400 Bar, and over the weekend some footage from that show surfaced. Oberst…
Corban Goble | August 13, 2012 - 9:51 am
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Desaparecidos – “MariKKKopa” & “Backsell”

A while ago, we brought you tidings that Conor Oberst planned to reunite Desaparecidos, and today he makes good on his word with two new…
Corban Goble | August 1, 2012 - 10:24 am
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Watch Desaparecidos Play New Song At Secret Show

A day after news of an impending Desaparecidos reunion for Omaha's Maha Maha Fest, a secret show went down at Omaha's Slowdown featuring Conor Oberst…
Corban Goble | April 24, 2012 - 2:29 pm
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ATTN Omaha: Conor Oberst To Reunite Desaparecidos, Open Bar

Conor Oberst and Omaha music buddy Phil Schaffart will open a bar in their hometown, reports The Omaha World-Herald. It’s going to be called Pageturner’…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 3:28 pm
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Desaparecidos Reunite, Perform New Bright Eyes Song In Omaha

Over the weekend, Desaparecidos reunited to perform at Concert For Equality, an event meant to raise awareness/ire about Arizona's SB1070 immigration law and Fremont, Nebraska'…
brandon | August 2, 2010 - 3:47 pm
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Desaparecidos Reunite For Equality

In his open letter to an Arizona promoter about SB1070 and the state boycott, Conor Oberst mentioned a similar law passing in Fremont, Nebraska. Write…
jessica | July 7, 2010 - 9:46 am