Last night the Mystic Valley Band dropped by The Late Late Show a few months after sharing “Moab” during the week of Conor Oberst’s release. (UPDATE: Astute commenter Tim notes the band’s identical outfits in both performances. This was prerecorded!) “Cape Canaveral,” which floats familial themes over references to ancient mythology and memories of the Space Coast, opens the album on a spiritual note. Unfortunately James Lipton wasn’t on hand to introduce it, but the ever excitable Craig Ferguson seems to be a big Bright Eyes fan.
Love the “victory’s sweet even deep in the cheap seats” part. Conor Oberst is out now on Merge.