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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Dawes announce UK mini tour

Dawes announce UK mini tour

Los Angeles quartet Dawes have announced a handful of UK dates to promote new album We’re All Gonna Die – including a visit to Glasgow’s King Tut’s on November 2. The band returned home to record their fifth album with longtime friend and collaborator, Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes).  The follow up to last year’s All Your Favorite Bands, it was released September 16 on the band’s own HUB Records to rave reviews. We’re…

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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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Conor Oberst discusses new album, Ruminations

Conor Oberst discusses new album, Ruminations

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst has announced details of his new solo acoustic album, Ruminations, which is set to be released on October 14 via Nonesuch Records. Described as a “raw, unadorned” acoustic record, the album follows Oberst’s last solo effort, 2014’s Upside Down Mountain. A press release states that Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska after over a decade in New York City. It goes on to add that the songs hark back to his…

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Conor Oberst covers Bill Withers’ classic for Amazon series

Conor Oberst covers Bill Withers’ classic for Amazon series

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst has recorded a cover of Bill Withers’ Lean On Me for the soundtrack of Amazon series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street. The Omaha musician’s take on the soul classic is one of four new covers that have been specifically recorded for the soundtrack to the show’s second season. Other tracks include Sharon Van Etten’s cover of Do You Realise? by The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers’ take on Louis…

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