New York Times: Oberst Is Still New Dylan

Just in case you forgot, yesterday’s NY Times reminds us twice on the SAME PAGE.

Don’t Tell the Indie Fans: Jenny Lewis Likes Country Music
Published: January 29, 2006

That even extends to her remarkable cover of the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care,” one of her “all-time favorite songs.” She gave the parts originally sung by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison to her fellow indie-rock stars Ben Gibbard, M. Ward and Mr. Oberst (who, having long been billed as a “new Dylan,” gets to ape him here).

Playlist: Texas History and Presidential Rock
Published: January 29, 2006 describes each of its 65 top videos and aims for total iPod compatibility. The site’s list also gets points for including the Mary Poppins-like take on Feist’s “Mushaboom” directed by Patrick Daughters, and Lily Thorne’s video for Bright Eyes’s “Easy/Lucky/Free,” which plays on Conor Oberst’s “new Dylan” reputation.

All the news that’s fit to print six months too late.

Some cute bytes in the Jenny Lewis Q&A, though. Who knew Miss Indie Rock 2005 was a Jew? “Although everyone assumes I’m a little shiksa,” Jenny says.

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