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UTG LIST: 25 Essential Songs for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again, folks. The flowers have been purchased, the dinner reservations are set, and the second box of chocolates is on the way since you already caved and ate the first. Social media is more vomit-inducing than usual, and Ryan Seacrest is parading around ABC Family like the patron saint of […]

Lorde Contributes Bright Eyes Cover for ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

Recently we’ve seen young singing sensation Lorde maintain her pop relevance with the release of “Yellow Flicker Beat.” The song, which will be part of the soundtrack for the highly-anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Mockingjay Pt. 1, has stormed radio stations since its release and even caught the attention of rapper/producer Kanye West, who released a […]

Watch Conor Oberst Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Conor Oberst continued to promote his recent solo album last night with another late night performance. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with his band, Conor delivered a heartfelt rendition of “Zigzagging Toward the Light.” There’s not a lot to say about the performance, as Oberst was his typically subdued self, but it’s worth watching whether […]

Songs For The Season: Fall Playlist

Autumn may be the most visually rewarding season that nature has gifted us. While all the other seasons are sure to give it a fair fight, there is something about the orange, red, and yellow change in the leaves that gift us new enlightenment and invigoration in the natural world around us. But what would […]

Conor Oberst Releases “You Are Your Mother’s Child” Video

Now that the nastiness of the rape accusations made towards Bright Eyes’ frontman Conor Oberst have been recanted, it’s time for the thirty-something folk star to continue sharing music from his latest album with fans. Last week, Oberst broke his short term public silence to share the official music video for his Upside Down Mountain […]

Conor Oberst’s Rape Accuser Retracts Statement

Another week, another story of the internet using half-truths in place of hard facts. Joanie Faircloth, who allegedly was sexually assaulted by Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, came out today and retracted her statement, saying that she made her entire story up for attention. In a notarized letter from her lawyer, the statement goes on to […]

Watch Conor Oberst Play Three Songs with Dawes on CBS

A week ago to the day, Conor Oberst released his new album Upside Down Mountain via Nonesuch. We’ve already heard some of that material live when he stopped by The Tonight Show, but now we get to hear a bit more. Oberst dropped by CBS This Morning over the weekend to play a few of the songs off the album: […]

ALBUM STREAM: Conor Oberst – ‘Upside Down Mountain’

Conor Oberst’s newest record, Upside Down Mountain, is set to hit shelves next Tuesday (May 20) through Nonesuch Records. In anticipation of the release, his first since 2012’s One of My Kind, NPR has begun streaming the folk juggernaut’s latest in full — give it a listen here. “This is a return to an earlier […]

STREAM: Conor Oberst’s Third ‘Upside Down Mountain’ Single, “Kick”

Upside Down Mountain, the new solo record from indie songwriter Conor Oberst, is set up for release on May 20 from Nonesuch Records. In place of the full album stream, which has mysteriously disappeared from the MusicFeeds post, the third single from the album, entitled “Kick,” is available for streaming below. About the album, Oberst […]

Conor Oberst Adds U.S. Dates To 2014 Tour

Ahead of the release of his latest solo album, Bright Eyes’ mastermind Conor Oberst has unveiled a new leg of North American tour dates that promise to keep the folk singer on the road until the end of September. Announced this afternoon, just two weeks before Upside Down Mountain is expected in stores, the latest […]

Fall In Love With Conor Oberst All Over Again With The B-Side “Fast Friends”

Record Store Day was this past weekend, and Bright Eyes’ mastermind Conor Oberst was behind one of the most sought after 7″ releases. I managed to snag a copy, but only hitting up a second store because my vinyl loving heart felt there was a hole that needed to be filled even though I had […]

Conor Oberst Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Allegations

Bright Eyes‘ Conor Oberst has filed a new defamation lawsuit against a woman who claimed she was raped by the singer when she was sixteen years old. In December 2013, a then-anonymous XOJane commenter responded to an article on the website detailing what it was like to date an abusive rock star, writing: “I was […]