Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Release Streams of Two New Tracks “Te Amo Camilla Vallejo” and “The Underground Man”
Newport Folk Festival Announces Inaugural Way Over Yonder 2013 Featuring Conor Oberst, Neko Case, First Aid Kit, and More
Backed by four talented musicians and bursting strands of light, My Morning Jacket lead singer Jim James brought his much anticipated solo act to a sold-out audience at The Fonda in Los Angeles. Playing through his entire magnificent album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, James carelessly whipped his hair throughout the entire set, culminating in a Monsters of Folk mini-reunion with Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst for the track “Dear God.” With just over a handful of mostly festival dates left, be sure to catch Jim James and his new friends before he returns to his “day job”.
After an extensive hiatus, Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos have returned with a renewed passion for left-wing politics. The political punk group will head out on tour in the fail. Oberst is also intending to play several solo shows around the same time with support from the Felice Brothers.
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When the name Conor Oberst comes up, most people immediately think indie folk. Whether it’s under Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band or as part of the supergroup Monster of Folk, Oberst has made a name for himself in that realm. One thing that would not come to mind for most people when they hear is name is punk. However that’s exactly what the Desaparecidos are. Yet another band fronted by the Omaha, NE native, the Desaparecidos formed in 2001. They were extremely short-lived though, only staying together for a year. In 2010, the five-piece came back for a single night at the Concert For Equality in their hometown. In 2012, the band again reunited for several festivals as well as a short summer tour. The Desaparecidos continue their streak into 2013 as they carve their way through the east coast for a short tour beginning in February. They stop in Philly on 2/23 when they come to Union Transfer.
The Desaparecidos released only one full length album in their short span. The record, Read Music/Speak Spanish was released on Saddle Creek Record and featured Oberst in a completely new and different light. The band gained some notoriety while they toured with groups like The Promise Ring and Jimmy Eat World. However with Oberst focusing more attention on Bright Eyes as they too became more popular, the Desaparecidos quickly faded away. With their return to touring earlier this year, the group released two new songs, their first since Read Music/Speak Spanish.
Saturday, February 23rd
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Conor Oberst isn’t afraid of transformation. The Omaha warbler is full of musical costume changes, both in terms of his rotating projects (Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, his solo work) and his aesthetic direction. The People’s Key, the seventh studio album from his band Bright Eyes, is a departure from the organic folk of previous works. It’s an adventurous piece of indie rock and mature collection of almost-pop songs that develop a variety of spiritual themes. Tied together (loosely) by the existential ramblings of Refried Ice Cream’s Denny Brewer, The People’s Key presents us with a band that can still surprise. Read more…
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Craig Wedren, a visionary composer and musician, also former vocalist for the 80s indie group, Shudder to Think has taken the art of music videos to an entirely new level, allowing fans and viewers to actually interact with the video, manipulating what they see changing the angles using panoramic 360° technology.
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