Stream the New Album by Conor Oberst - “Ruminations”

Ruminations Due Out October 14 via Nonesuch

Sep 29, 2016
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Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes is releasing a new solo album, Ruminations, on October 14 via Nonesuch. It is described as a solo acoustic album. No actual songs from the album have been shared since the album was announced in early August and the album isn't due out for two more weeks, but now you can stream the whole thing below via NPR First Listen. Perhaps Oberst wanted his fans to digest this collection in one sitting?

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 previously 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." 

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:

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 10/1                               
Jim James supporting 10/1                                    
Pearl Charles supporting 10/2-10/7
Simon Joyner supporting 11/23



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