Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Conor Oberst has shared the music video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out," from his forthcoming album, Salutations. The video, directed by Greg Marinaccio, was filmed at the very same bar in Manhattan's East Village that inspired the song. You can watch it here and download the track (and three others) now when you pre-order Salutations. Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, will tour in support of Salutations beginning March 9 in his hometown of Omaha, including several just-announced new dates.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017Conor Oberst's Album "Salutations" Due March 17; Full-Band Recordings with The Felice Brothers, Jim Keltner, Special Guests
Conor Oberst's album Salutations, a companion piece to 2016's lauded Ruminations, is due March 17. Salutations comprises full-band versions of the ten songs from that solo album plus seven additional songs. It was recorded at the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu and Five Star Studios in Echo Park with The Felice Brothers and the legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who co-produced the album. Guest performers include Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M. Ward, Gillian Welch, and Jonathan Wilson. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include instant downloads of "A Little Uncanny," "Tachycardia," and "Napalm."
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Conor Oberst begins a non-stop, three-week tour of Europe and the UK, featuring music from his 2016 solo album, Ruminations, in Munich tonight. From there, the tour heads to Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, Cologne, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Utrecht, Brussels, London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, culminating with a concert at Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin on February 5.
Friday, December 9, 2016
For Record Store Day Black Friday 2016, Conor Oberst released a new, limited-edition, black 7" vinyl single at independent record shops in the United States. That single is now available digitally on Apple Music, Spotify, and in the Nonesuch Store. The single features a new full-band recording of "Tachycardia," a song on Oberst's 2016 solo album, Ruminations, paired with "Afterthought," an unreleased track from the Ruminations recording sessions.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Today is the day after Thanksgiving in the US and that means, among other things, Record Store Day Black Friday, offering unique recordings from some of your favorite artists, including a new, limited-edition, black 7" vinyl by Conor Oberst, available at independent record shops. The vinyl features a new full-band recording of "Tachycardia," a song on Oberst's new solo album, Ruminations, paired with "Afterthought," an unreleased track from the Ruminations recording sessions. To pick up a copy while supplies last, head to a record store near you.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Conor Oberst stopped by WFUV in NYC last month to perform three songs from his new album, Ruminations—"A Little Uncanny," "Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)," and "Gossamer Thin"—and talk with host Carmel Holt for an FUV Live session. You can watch the performances here and hear the interview on the air tonight on 90.7 FM. Oberst takes his US tour to the one and only Carnegie Hall in NYC this Wednesday night, followed by two nights of sold-out shows both in Chicago and LA.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Conor Oberst, who released his new solo album, Ruminations, on Nonesuch last month, talks with The National's Matt Berninger for The Talkhouse Music Podcast. The two discuss their own songwriting and other songwriters, not least the late, great Leonard Cohen. They "are two of rock’s heaviest-hitting lyricists," writes Talkhouse producer Elia EInhorn. "Turns out, they’re also huge fans of each other’s songs." You can hear the conversation here.Journal Topics: Artist News
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Conor Oberst was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC last night. He was joined by bassist Miwi La Lupa to perform two songs—"Gossamer Thin" and "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out"—from his new solo album, Ruminations, released earlier this month. You can watch the performance here. Obert resumes his Ruminations tour in his hometown of Omaha on November 3.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016Nonesuch to Release Conor Oberst Exclusive Vinyl 7-Inch for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 25
A new, limited-edition, black 7" vinyl by Conor Oberst will be released on Nonesuch Records on November 25, 2016, exclusively as a part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event at independent record shops. The vinyl features a new full-band recording of "Tachycardia," a song on his just-released solo album Ruminations, paired with "Afterthought," an unreleased track from the Ruminations recording sessions. The disc is being pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Conor Oberst celebrated the release of his new album, Ruminations, by performing the record in its entirety at New York City's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe last Friday. The performance, co-presented by NPR Music's Bob Boilen and WFUV Radio's Rita Houston, was webcast live via NPR Music's Facebook page. You can now watch the full album set here via NPR Music. "Ruminations is one of Conor Oberst's most personal records," says Boilen, "a collection of brave, dark songs ... that are unmistakably moving and contain some of Oberst's best lyrics and imagery."
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Conor Oberst performed his new album, Ruminations, in its entirety at NYC's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe last Friday; the performance was webcast live via NPR Music's Facebook page. You can now watch three songs from the set: "Tachycardia," "Gossamer Thin," and "A Little Uncanny." "Ruminations is one of Conor Oberst's most personal records," says NPR Music's Bob Boilen, "a collection of brave, dark songs ... that are unmistakably moving and contain some of Oberst's best lyrics and imagery." NPR Music will soon post the full concert, but these three tracks "establish the sound of the record, spare and lyric-based. These are the sounds of hard moments, elevated through beautiful music and a true poetic touch." Boilen includes "A Little Uncanny" on the latest episode of All Songs Considered. Ruminations is BBC Radio 6 Music's Album of the Day today.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Conor Oberst's new solo album, Ruminations, is out now. He will perform the record in its entirety for an audience of contest winners at New York City's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe tonight. The performance will be simultaneously webcast via NPR Music's Facebook page. Oberst will be the musical guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 24. He resumes his tour in his hometown of Omaha on November 3, followed by stops in Nashville, Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; the European tour begins in January.