Conor Oberst Goes Solo
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:55:45
Merge Records has snagged Conor Oberst for the singer/songwriter's first solo album since his rare mid-'90s trilogy of cassettes (1993's Water, 1994's Here's to Special Treatment, and 1995's The Soundtrack to My Movie). Ready for an August 4 release, the self-titled disc will feature 12 tracks and the backing of the mysterious Mystic Valley Band, a group that'll join Oberst at the Austin City Limits festival and a number of other TBD summer tour dates.
Lest you worry about the status of Bright Eyes, Oberst also has a couple of B.E. dates scheduled in Mexico later this month.
Conor Oberst, the album:
1. Cape Cañaveral
4. Lenders in the Temple
5. Danny Callahan
6. I Don't Want to Die (in the Hospital)
7. Eagle on a Pole
9. NYC - Gone, Gone
10. Valle Místico (Ruben's Song)
11. Souled Out!!!
12. Milk Thistle
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band live:
8/22 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
8/24 Reading, England - Reading Festival
8/31 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
9/27 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits)
Bright Eyes dates:
4/25 Monterrey, Mexico - Café La Iguana
4/26 Guadalajara, Mexico - Zero Fest
—The ARTISTdirect Staff