Watch: Conor Oberst - “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out” Video

Salutations Due Out March 17 via Nonesuch

Feb 21, 2017
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Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes released a new solo acoustic album, Ruminations, last fall via Nonesuch and on March 17 he's releasing a new companion album, Salutations, also via Nonesuch. It includes full-band versions of all of Ruminations' 10 tracks, as well as seven new songs. Previously Oberst shared a video for Salutations' version of "A Little Uncanny," as well as two other tracks from the album, "Napalm" and "Tachycardia." Now he has shared a video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out." Greg Marinaccio directed the clip, which features various characters in a bar. Watch it below, followed by Oberst's upcoming tour dates.

Salutations was recorded at Malibu's Shangri-la Studios and at Five Star Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The Felice Brothers were Oberst's backing band, along with legendary drummer Jim Keltner (who has worked with Neil Young, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and others). Keltner co-produced the album with Oberst and it was engineered by Oberst's longtime collaborator Andy LeMaster. Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M. Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson all guest on the album. Josh Rawson of The Felice Brothers directed the "A Little Uncanny" video, which features actors playing Oberst at different stages in his life, including in the future.

Oberst had this to say about the album in a press release: "Jim [Keltner] was really the captain of the ship and the spiritual leader of the project. We leaned heavy on his fifty-plus years of musical insight to get us to where we needed to be. He brought such depth and dignity to the proceedings that made everyone else involved rise to the occasion. It was a true stroke of luck that he got involved when he did."

Oberst has also announced some tour dates, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Planned Parenthood, via Plus 1.

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:

February

27        Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House

March

9          Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
10        Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater
11        Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
12        Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
14        San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
16        Spicewood, TX  @ Luck Reunion
17        Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
18        New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
19        Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre         
21        Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
22        Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
23        Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
24        McMinnville, TN @ Bluegrass Underground
25        St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
26        Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theater

May

12        Oakland, CA @ The Fox
13        Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
19        Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater

July

14-16   Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
20        Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn
21        Boston, MA @ The House of Blues



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