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 from the same sessions that produced the album. The songs are big, rootsy, emotional numbers, very much in line with the things Oberst has been doing lately. It took a while for both songs to make their way to the internet, but you can finally hear both below. The sound quality could be better, but you get the idea.
Upside Down Mountain is out now on Nonesuch.