Listen: Conor Oberst – “Governor’s Ball”

Upside Down Mountain Due Out May 19 Via Nonesuch Records

Mar 31, 2014 Bookmark and Share


We have details about the new Conor Oberst album! That’s the artwork above. Below you can check out the tracklist and lead single “Governor’s Ball.” The album features First Aid Kit (who also announced their album today), and longtime pal, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills.

“This is a return to an earlier way I wrote,” Oberst says via press release. “It’s more intimate or personal, if you will. Even it all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I’m not the greatest guitar player or piano player—I’m not the greatest singer, either—but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I’m proud of, then that’s what I bring to the table. That’s why I’m able to do this.”

 

Upside Down Mountain:

1. Time Forgot
2. Zigzagging Toward The Light
3. Hundreds of Ways
4. Artifact #1
5. Lonely At The Top
6. Enola Gay
7. Double Life
8. Kick
9. Night At Lake Unknown
10. You Are Your Mother's Child
11. Governor's Ball
12. Desert Island Questionnaire
13. Common Knowledge

 

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:

May 8 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
May 9 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
May 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 11 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
May 13 - Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
May 14 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
May 16 - Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Festival
May 17 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
May 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 22 - Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury
May 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 24 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 25 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
May 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
May 29 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 30 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (SOLD OUT)
May 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
June 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
June 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
June 4 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
June 5 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
June 6 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 7 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's
July 29 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage at Rumsey Playfield

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