Ruminations Pre-Listen und eine Exklusive Live Show zum streamen

Wie npr eben verkündet hat, wird es Ruminations ab Freitag den 30. September im Rahmen von All Songs Considered First Listen zu hören geben. Außerdem findet am 14.10 in New York ein exklusives Konzert statt das auch im Internet übertragen wird. Bei uns wäre das ca 2 in der Früh in der Nacht von Freitag auf Samstag! 

Alle Infos dazu gibt es hier

Gespräch zwischen Conor Oberst und Lorde

OBERST I’m amazed, actually, that I can still do this for a living. I always assumed that the well would run dry at some point, and I would have to get a real job. It took me a while to reconcile that this is my job. I want to do this because I’m compelled to do this, because I want to make art, but in the world we live in, you have to sell stuff and you have to make shirts with your name on it, and that’s not my first impulse.

auf der Webseite der NY Times

Artikel / Interview /Session

Co-owned by Oberst and his friend Phil Schaffart, it’s been open and mostly free of musical acts since September of 2012, not long after he reunited with Desaparecidos, a band whose political specificity allows him to save more universal musings for his own work. (They recorded five new songs in March and are set to continue working on more later this year.)

Spin Magazine

Conor speaks to about how his process for writing songs hasn’t changed, just the subject matter has; Playing with Dawes as his backing band & keeping his music fresh through collaboration. originals


Conor Oberst: This is an interesting fact that I learned recently. I’m from Nebraska, I’m from Omaha, and my whole life, I have thought or been told that we’re either the flattest state, or if we’re not the flattest state, we’re like one of the flattest states. Topographically. We’re not. We’re not the flattest state.


“The idea of Upside Down Mountain, even the title itself, is that we’re all alone in our own minds, our own internal mountaintops or universes”.

Noch ein Interview findet man auf der Website von The Line of Best Fit
Dazu gibt es eine sehr schöne Version von Common Knowledge.

Neue Songs

Conor war in New York und hat ein paar neue Songs live gespielt und das kann man hier anhören.

Noch ein Paar Tourdaten (und Spoiler zum neuen Album)

Gestern wurde die Europatour noch um einige Termine ergänzt:

11. August – Hamburg (Fabrik)
12. August – Berlin (Postbahnhof)
13. August – Wien (Arena)
14. August – München (Freiheiz)
15. August – Köln (Gloria)

Und jemand aus dem Omaha Umfeld hat das Album schon gehört, und eine Rezension verfasst.