We previously reported that the self-titled longplayer wouldn't be arriving through Oberst’s usual stable over at Saddle Creek, but rather via Merge Records who count Arcade Fire, Lambchop and Spoon among those acts on their roster.
It's something of a homecoming for Oberst, who released a pair of Bright Eyes records on Wichita at the turn of the decade.
Conor Oberst will be released on August 4 with the following tracklisting:
‘Lenders in the Temple’
‘I Don't Want to Die (in the Hospital)’
‘Eagle on a Pole’
‘NYC - Gone, Gone’
‘Valle Místico (Ruben's Song)’
The record was made in Mexico with Oberst’s latest backing troupe the Mystic Valley Band and producer Andy LeMaster. Oberst and his band will be at Reading and Leeds this year, as well as at Electric Picnic in Dublin, Connect in Scotland and the End of the Road festival too.
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