Video: Better Oblivion Community Center – “Dylan Thomas” Directed by Michelle Zauner. From Better Oblivion Community Center, out now on Dead Oceans. This is so good! And when’s the last time Conor Oberst has looked this happy? Phoebe Bridgers clearly brings out the best in him. This whole album is great. Which shouldn’t surprise anybody. … Continue reading New Better Oblivion Community Center video: Dylan Thomas
Video: Phoebe Bridgers – “Would You Rather” (ft. Conor Oberst) From Stranger In The Alps, out now on Dead Oceans. Playing “would you rather” When it comes to fire You always say that you’d prefer to drown You were still in the ambulance When the cop suggested You’re the one who tried to burn it … Continue reading New Phoebe Bridgers video: Would You Rather ft. Conor Oberst
Video: Conor Oberst – “Barbary Coast (Later)” From Salutations, out now on Nonesuch. We already covered the fact that Oberst’s latest is the full-band version of his previous release. Carrying on… This video is touching and effective, the story of a little boy trying to follow his dreams after the world lets him down. Directed … Continue reading New Conor Oberst video: Barbary Coast (Later)
Video: Conor Oberst – “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out” From Salutations, due March 17 on Nonesuch. So apparently Oberst’s last album, Ruminations, was just a collection of demos for this new album. According to Nonesuch: When Oberst wrote and recorded the songs on Ruminations, entirely solo—with just voice, piano, guitar and harmonica—he intended to … Continue reading New Conor Oberst video: Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
Video: Desaparecidos – “City On The Hill”
Conor Oberst leads his “political punk” band on a cheerful little ditty about how everything is bullshit and we’re all doomed.
All the founding fathers
sowed their seeds into servant girls
All the godless heathens
had to leave to make a newer world
So we could live together in America
Justice is blind and so is love
Good times. From Payola, due June 23 on Epitaph. Directed by Rob Soucy.
Video: Conor Oberst – “Common Knowledge” Watch Conor Oberst tool around the Nonesuch Records offices in a bad wig in his latest video from Upside Down Mountain. He reads the Bible, pounds a bottle of water, and trims his wig. The video is a little goofy, but the song is good: a character study of … Continue reading New Conor Oberst video: Common Knowledge
Maybe we tweeted about this already—I don’t know, who can keep up anymore?—but it’s worth a few more than 120 characters. Conor Oberst links up with “his boy” Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and the gals from First Aid Kit to sing a truly lovely song on the banks of a lake. “Lua” is a Bright … Continue reading Conor Oberst, Taylor Goldsmith and First Aid Kit – Lua
MP3: Monsters of Folk – “Say Please” from Monsters of Folk, out now on Shangri-La (courtesy of Magnet) Paste has a good interview with Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis, who together have released an album as Monsters of Folk. Yes, it’s a stupid name, and they acknowledge that. But I like … Continue reading Monsters of Folk: Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis
Video: Conor Oberst – “One of My Kind” Documentary This 60-minute long documentary was made by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band‘s guitar-tech Phil Schaffart over the past year and a half. Schaffart began video taping the band in Tepoztlan, Mexico in 2008 while they were recording their first album and continued filming as … Continue reading Conor Oberst documentary – One of My Kind
Video: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – “Souled Out!!!” Directed by Alan Tanner. From Conor Oberst, out now on Merge. Conor Oberst: Web, MySpace, Wiki, eMusic.