Conor Oberst self-titled album Aug. 5th, Merge Records

Famed Omaha native Conor Oberst‘s Conor Oberst was made in Tepoztlán, Morelos, México during the months of January and February 2008. In Tepoztlán, a place known for Aztec Magic and Extra-Terrestrial Sightings, a temporary studio was created in a mountain villa called Valle Místico at the outskirts of town. It was produced by Oberst with much help from engineer and long time associate Andy LeMaster. A special band was assembled for the recording, known amongst themselves and to friends as The Mystic Valley Band.

Conor and the band lived and worked for that time in near perfect harmony, often unaware of the hour or the day. The result is his first solo album in thirteen years, following Water (1993), Here’s To Special Treatment (1994) and Soundtrack To My Movie (1995). In that time he has recorded and preformed in many bands and musical projects including Commander Venus, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will be touring in support of this album throughout the summer and have already announced an appearance at September’s Austin City Limits festival.

Conor Oberst Track Listing:
01. Cape Cañaveral
02. Sausalito
03. Get-Well-Cards
04. Lenders In The Temple
05. Danny Callahan
06. I Don’t Want To Die (In The Hospital)
07. Eagle On A Pole
08. Moab
09. NYC – Gone, Gone
10. Valle Místico (Ruben’s Song)
11. Souled Out!!!
12. Milk Thistle

Tour Dates:
Aug 22 – Leeds Festival – England
Aug 24 – Reading Festival -England
Aug 31 – Electric Picnic – County Laois, Ireland
Sep 27 – Austin City Limits -Austin, TX

Conor Oberst: Bright Eyes website | Bright Eyes myspace | Saddle Creek website |
Merge Records: website


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