AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared a new song called Little Trouble – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The indie rock duo comprised of Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have played the song at live shows in the US – but it was previously only available to buy as part of a two-track seven-inch. Little Trouble is now available both digitally and…

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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have released a surprise collaborative album under the name Better Oblivion Community Centre. Speaking to NME about the album, Bridgers said: “I really wanted to, because even before we started this I had a really good idea of what our hypothetical band would sound like. “I don’t think it does like sound that, so I wanted to make sure that people didn’t think it…

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Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice, lead singer of Conor Oberst’s recent touring band The Felice Brothers, brings his excellent solo debut album to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms in November as part of a wider UK tour. Breaking from the Felice Brothers to release music under his own name for the first time, In The Kingdom Of Dreams sees Felice reflecting on chapters of his life, but not in a specifically literal or logical sequence. “The result is a pretty…

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Review: Conor Oberst, O2 ABC

Review: Conor Oberst, O2 ABC

It was a quick return to Scotland for Conor Oberst on Tuesday night – and for that we were grateful. Indeed, six months on from his five-star showing at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, the insanely-talented Nebraskan rocked up at Glasgow’s O2 ABC – this time with a six-piece band in tow – to tear through tracks from both his beloved band Bright Eyes and his many impressive solo albums. As was to be expected, last year’s…

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Conor Oberst opens up about brother’s death and false rape allegations

Conor Oberst opens up about brother’s death and false rape allegations

Ahead of this month’s visit to Scotland, indie-folk star Conor Oberst has talked about the death of his brother and the personal impact of being falsely accused of rape. The prolific Nebraskan, who fronts Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos and Monsters Of Folk, as well as enjoying a hugely successful solo career, was accused of sexual assault by an anonymous online commenter in 2014. After a long period in which Oberst vehemently denied the allegations, the accuser recanted her…

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Review: Conor Oberst, Queen’s Hall

Review: Conor Oberst, Queen’s Hall

Dark times, they say, have the power to bring out the poets. With a dangerous, delusional lunatic freshly sworn in as the President of the United States, some might say that we are most certainly living in dark times right now. Enter, house left, Conor Oberst. On Friday night, at the Queen’s Hall, the mercurial singer-songwriter took a moment during his intimate-feeling, stripped-down gig to apologise – yes apologise – for his country. “I’m so sorry for…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

Truth told, we could have picked any one of the ten songs on Conor Oberst’s just-dropped new solo album, Ruminations, and made it our hottest record of the week. It was a tough call, but we’ve gone for the album’s opening track, Tachycardia. You can listen to it below. Tachycardia, of course, refers to an abnormally fast heart rate, and Oberst was hospitalised with precisely that last year. A CT scan was followed by a MRI, which led to…

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Conor Oberst hints at new Bright Eyes album

Conor Oberst hints at new Bright Eyes album

Indie folk icon Conor Oberst, who visits Edinburgh on a solo tour in February, says Bright Eyes have discussed making another album. The People’s Key was believed to be the last ever Bright Eyes record when it was released in 2011, but now Oberst, who releases new solo offering Ruminations later this month, reveals in the new issue of Uncut magazine that he’s not sure if it’ll be the cult band’s final album. “I don’t know if…

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Conor Oberst has a cyst on his brain

Conor Oberst has a cyst on his brain

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst, who visits Edinburgh in February as part of a solo tour, has revealed that he has a cyst on his brain. Last year, Oberst unexpectedly cancelled 22 gigs – and now we know why. “It’s probably been there my whole life,” the Omaha-born singer-songwriter told New York magazine in an interview published yesterday. The 36-year-old explained that the cyst is nothing to worry about – for the time being. Having called off the…

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Conor Oberst announces Edinburgh gig

Conor Oberst announces Edinburgh gig

Conor Oberst has announced details of a short UK tour next year, which will see the Bright Eyes mainman making a rare appearance in Edinburgh when he visits the Queen’s Hall on 3 February. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 2 September at 9:30am. The talented Nebraskan will also play dates in London (1 Feb), Manchester (2 Feb) and Dublin (5 Feb) in support of forthcoming new solo acoustic album, Ruminations, which is set to be released…

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