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Conor Oberst, Live At Gigstock

Watch the Bright Eyes mastermind preview songs off his latest solo album, 'Upside Down Mountain' live at WNYC's Greene Space.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Conor Oberst performs at Soundcheck's Gigstock live at WNYC's Greene Space. Conor Oberst performs at Soundcheck's Gigstock live at WNYC's Greene Space. (Janice Yi for WNYC)

Every morning on WNYC, Soundcheck’s John Schaefer offers listeners a Gig Alert -- a profile of one outstanding artist set to perform that night in New York. Now, Soundcheck is presenting Gigstock, a mini-festival featuring another killer double-bill: Conor Oberst and James Vincent McMorrow.

Conor Oberst is best known for albums released under the name Bright Eyes. Since founding the project in the mid-1990's, Oberst has also been a solo artist and a collaborator in the indie super-group Monsters Of Folk, the Omaha punk band Desaparecidos and more. Before he sets out on a world tour with Dawes serving as his backing band and opening act, Oberst is set to release his latest solo record, Upside Down Mountain. Watch him preview all new material live in WNYC's Greene Space, recorded on April 10, 2014.


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Comments [5]

Skye Gwilliam from California

Really looking forward to the album, 100 ways feel like it was influenced by Paul Simons Graceland album, and not sure if common knowledge is a Townes Van Zandt cover, either way its brilliant and exactly what i have been needing.

May. 01 2014 01:22 PM
Conor T from San Francisco

Loving the new material. I can't wait for the next album and I think I share a lot of people's feelings when I say I will be buying this one!

Apr. 21 2014 01:12 AM
John from NowhereanditsNow

My life now feels so much more complete !! Thanks Soundcheck for this. It's been way too long since "The People's Key" So great to hear new material from Conor!!

Apr. 18 2014 11:09 PM

I share Cody's feelings on this. Hearing Hundreds of Ways felt a little uneasy, the production is somewhat awkard. I'm not too sure about the new material either, but looking forward to the release nontheless. Nice live show!

Apr. 16 2014 07:37 AM
Cody from Tulsa

I had previously listened to two tracks prior to watching this set, and I was blown away at how much better the general sound is live vs. what will be released on the album. I think his music may be the victim of overproduction sacrificing that gritty DIY sound that I grew to love back when I first heard Fevers and Mirrors.

Apr. 11 2014 05:26 PM

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