Conor Oberst Announces New Solo Acoustic Album

Ruminations Due Out October 14 via Nonesuch

Aug 03, 2016
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Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has announced a new solo album, Ruminations, which is due out October 14 via Nonesuch. It is described as a solo acoustic album. Oberst recorded the album in the winter of 2016 in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, after living in New York City for a decade. 

Oberst had this to say about the album's creation in a press release: "I wasn't expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn't expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone." 

Below is the album's tracklist and cover art. Also below are Obert's upcoming tour dates, some which will also be solo acoustic affairs.

Ruminations Tracklist:

1.Tachycardia                                    
2. Barbary Coast (later)                     
3. Gossamer Thin                              
4. Counting Sheep                             
5. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)        
6. The Rain Follows the Plow
7. A Little Uncanny
8. Next of Kin
9.You All Loved Him Once
10. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:

August 18 - Grand Island, NE @ 309 N Pine Street
August 20 - Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
September 28 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
October 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 2 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
October 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 5 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
October 7 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
October 8 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
November 6 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
November 17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
November 23 - New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall *
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT) *
November 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT) *
December 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church *
December 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT) *

*Solo shows
Miwi La Lupa supporting 9/28 & 10/1                               
Anna McClellan supporting 9/28                                                   
Jim James supporting 10/1                                    
Pearl Charles supporting 10/2-10/7
Simon Joyner supporting 11/23



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