By: Spacelab Research Staff
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band are bursting with new tour dates and online streams from the new Conor Oberst album.
The self-titled release was recorded in a villa in Tepoztlán, Mexico, as Conor and his band holed themselves up for two months and focused on recording the new songs.
The album was produced Conor Oberst and engineer Andy LeMaster. It will be released on August 5 on Merge Records (North America) and August 4 on Wichita Records (Europe).
You can also check out streams of two tracks from the upcoming album at the Conor Oberst web site.
He recently took part in an interview with the Huffington Post, in which he decribed his new, more open-sourced approach to writing lyrics, especially politcal ones.
"It's very strange when people get so focused on what a song means, what actual events inspired a song. That gets people really excited for some reason...But that's what's great about music--however people interpret it, whatever they see, is what I want to be there for them. I don't think my ideas or interpretation of a song is necessarily the night one. I want it to be open to everyone, and that's kind of the conclusion I have come to after the years. There was a time when I was more concerned with people understanding what I was talking about, getting my specific notion to be understood. Now I'm happy with it being up for interpretation," he said in the interview.
07-16 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Studio SP
07-17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Studio SP
07-18 - Santiago, Chile - Cine Arte Normandie
07-19 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Trastienda
07-20 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Centrol Cultural Santander
07-25 - Billings, MT, USA - Bones Brewing
07-27 - Calgary, AB, CAN - Calgary Folk Music Festival
07-29 - Vancouver, BC, CAN - Richard's On Richards Cabaret
07-30 - Seattle, WA, USA - Neumo's
07-31 - Bend, OR, USA - Midtown Ballroom
08-01 - San Francisco, CA, USA - Bottom Of The Hill
08-03 - Santa Cruz, CA, USA - Rio Theatre
08-05 - West Hollywood, CA, USA - Troubadour
08-08 - Nashville, TN, USA - Mercy Lounge
08-09 - Carrboro, NC, USA - Cat's Cradle
08-10 - Norfolk, VA, USA - The NorVa
08-11 - Philadelphia, PA, USA - Trocadero Theatre
08-12 - New York, NY, USA - Bowery Ballroom
08-17 - Saratoga, NY, USA - Saratoga Music Festival
09-20 - Omaha, NE, USA - Anchor Inn
09-21 - Nashville, TN, USA - Ryman Auditorium
09-22 - Knoxville, TN, USA - Bijou Theatre
09-23 - Fayetteville, AR, USA - George's Majestic Lounge
09-24 - Oxford, MS, USA - The Lyric
09-25 - Tulsa, OK, USA - Cain's Ballroom
09-27 - Austin, TX, USA - ACL Music Festival
10-02 - Melbourne, Australia - The Palace
10-03 - Brisbane, Australia - Tivoli
10-04 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore
10-05 - Sydney, Australia - Great Escape
10-21 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Music Box @ Fonda
10-22 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Music Box @ Fonda
11-08 - New York, NY, USA - Terminal 5
11-09 - New York, NY, USA - Terminal 5