Conor Oberst

American musician Conor Oberst

Conor Mullen Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Commander Venus, Park Ave. , Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.
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First Listen: Conor Oberst, 'Salutations'
NPR - 12 months
Last fall, Oberst released a raw solo album called Ruminations. Now, its songs are more fleshed out, completed with a full band and released as a new work, complete with seven new tracks. (Image credit: Julia Brokaw/Courtesy of the artist)
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The All Songs Considered Holiday Extravaganza 2016
NPR - about 1 year
Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special guests join All Songs hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a steam engine to the north pole. (Image credit: Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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Watch Conor Oberst Play His New Record Live In New York City
NPR - over 1 year
At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Conor Oberst delivered a powerfully spare set of new songs from his new album, Ruminations.
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Watch Conor Oberst Play His New Record Live In New York City
NPR - over 1 year
At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Conor Oberst delivered a powerfully spare set of new songs from his new album, Ruminations.
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Watch Conor Oberst Play New Songs For The First Time Live
NPR - over 1 year
With just piano, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Oberst's new songs are stark ruminations from a time when his life got a little scary.
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EL VY's Song Against Trump, New Conor Oberst, Kristin Hersh, More
NPR - over 1 year
This week's show features an anti-Trump song from El Vy, new music from Conor Oberst, Kristin Hersh, and many more.
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Music Monday (10/3): This Week's New Albums + Videos
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Solange, The Weeknd, and Faith No More, plus brand new streaming music from NOFX, Conor Oberst, Phantogram, Ab-Soul, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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First Listen: Conor Oberst, 'Ruminations'
NPR - over 1 year
Oberst's distinctive warble is set against a spare patchwork of acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional harmonica, drawing most of the attention to his dark, personal words.
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First Listen Live: Come See Conor Oberst Premiere 'Ruminations'
NPR - over 1 year
Conor Oberst, the lead singer of Bright Eyes, will premiere his new solo album, Ruminations, live in New York. You can join us for the show — in person or online — Oct. 14.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Conor Oberst
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    On October 14, 2016, Oberst will release his seventh studio solo record, titled Ruminations, on Nonesuch Records.
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  • 2014
    Age 34
    Oberst released a new solo record, titled Upside Down Mountain, on May 19, 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    Throughout the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, Oberst embarked on a solo tour of North America and Europe performing with Ben Brodin on guitar and vibraphone.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    The band subsequently released The People's Key on Conor's 31st birthday, February 15, 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Oberst married Corina Figueroa Escamilla, whom he met while recording in Mexico, in 2010.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    The quartet released their self-titled debut album on September 22, 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Conor Oberst released the self-titled album Conor Oberst, which was recorded in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico with Taylor Hollingsworth on guitar and Macey Taylor on bass, on August 5, 2008 on Merge Records.
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    In addition, he also performed at the Electric Picnic, in County Laois, Ireland on August 31, 2008, the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Austin City Limits in late September 2008, shows across Australia in early October 2008, and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco October 24.
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    On March 31, 2008, it was announced that Conor Oberst would play at the 2008 Reading and Leeds Festivals.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    In November 2007, it was reported that Oberst would work on a solo record with Jake Bellows, and that he and M.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    With the release of 2002's Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, Bright Eyes received national attention and Oberst was proclaimed a breakthrough artist by several notable magazines.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    In 1999, Urinine Records released their only album, When Jamie Went to London We Broke Up, which has also now been re-released under Team Love.
  • 1995
    Age 15
    Oberst originally founded Bright Eyes as a solo project in 1995, and after the disbanding of Commander Venus, released A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 in January 1998.
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  • 1994
    Age 14
    Oberst formed the rock band Commander Venus in 1994 with Tim Kasher, Ben Armstrong, and Robb Nansel.
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    In 1994, following a Slowdown Virginia show, Oberst, along with friends Joel Petersen, Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) and Clark Baechle, formed a band called Norman Bailer, later known as The Faint.
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  • 1993
    Age 13
    In mid-1993, Oberst self-released his debut album Water on cassette tape.
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  • 1992
    Age 12
    One night in 1992, Ted Stevens (of Mayday and Cursive) invited Oberst onstage to play.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 0
    Conor Mullen Oberst was born on February 15, 1980, as the youngest boy in a family of three boys, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, to Matthew Ryan Oberst, Sr., an information manager for Mutual of Omaha, and Nancy Oberst, an elementary education director for Omaha Public Schools.
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