Conor Oberst

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The Anniversary

Rabbit Fur Coat Turns 10

Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2016 - 11:56 am


The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs

"To me, Conor Oberst resembles Patti Smith a great deal," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe told me in an interview back in 2008. "As a performer, as…
John Everhart | April 25, 2013 - 11:53 am

More Conor Oberst stories

Phoebe Bridgers – “Would You Rather” Video (Feat. Conor Oberst)

Recent Best New Bands honoree Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger In The Alps, a couple months ago, and today she's shared a video…
James Rettig | December 11, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Watch Conor Oberst & The Felice Brothers Cover Tom Petty’s “Walls” At Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Conor Oberst performed at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Friday, and he ended his set with a tribute to the late Tom Petty. Watch him cover…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Conor Oberst Opens Up On Effects Of False Rape Accusation

Conor Oberst is still reeling from the false rape accusation against him that made headlines in early 2014, a life-altering event he compares to "getting…
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | August 11, 2017 - 9:22 am

Watch Conor Oberst Chat And Perform On Charlie Rose

Conor Oberst recently reworked last year's stripped-down Ruminations into the full-band Salutations. And last night, he went on Charlie Rose to perform "Till St. Dymphna…
Peter Helman | July 29, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Watch An Intense, Hungover-Looking Conor Oberst Play James Corden

A couple of months ago, veteran indie soul-barer Conor Oberst released Salutations, the full-band album that reworked the spare, haunted solo songs from Ruminations, the…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2017 - 9:31 am

Conor Oberst – “Barbary Coast (Later)” Video

Last month, Conor Oberst released Salutations, a companion album to last year's stripped-down Ruminations, and today he's sharing a video for "Barbary Coast (Later)." It…
James Rettig | April 4, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Stream Conor Oberst Salutations

It's hard to imagine anyone having a problem with stripped-down Conor Oberst, but Conor Oberst is here to rescue us from stripped-down Conor Oberst anyway.
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2017 - 9:08 am

Conor Oberst – “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out” Video

After releasing the raw, stripped-back album Ruminations last year, former Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst is coming back next month with a new full-band album…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 10:40 am

Stream Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

Last year, Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek released two albums: One collection of covers, and one full-length collaboration with Jesu. And now he's already…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 9:07 am

Conor Oberst – “A Little Uncanny” Video & “Napalm”

Conor Oberst will release a new album in March titled Salutations, and its debut single, "A Little Uncanny," comes along with a Josh Rawson-directed video.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2017 - 11:29 am

Conor Oberst – “Tachycardia (Full Band)” & “Afterthought”

Earlier this fall, the erstwhile Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst released the sad, spare, minimal solo album Ruminations, which he recorded while snowed in in…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2016 - 10:44 am

Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst) Video

Last month, singer-songwriter Maria Talor teamed up with Conor Oberst for the lovely orchestral ballad "If Only." Today, Taylor has shared the video, in which…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 3:38 pm

Watch Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, & Patty Griffin Cover Emmylou Harris’ “The Pearl”

The country-folk legend Emmylou Harris sang backup on a few songs from Bright Eyes' 2005 album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. And last year, Bright…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2016 - 11:47 am

Watch Conor Oberst Howl Through Two Stripped-Down Songs On Kimmel

For his new album Ruminations, the onetime Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst returned home to Omaha and recorded a set of sad, vulnerable, relatively un-ornamented…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2016 - 9:34 am


Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst)

Some say life is full of second chances. Maria Taylor’s new track "If Only" is a testament to that ole cliché. The first single from…
Margaret Farrell | October 19, 2016 - 9:18 am
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