Conor Oberst will release his new album on Nonesuch Records.
Conor Oberst is working on a new solo album, “Upside Down Mountain,” which will be released May 20 on Nonesuch Records.
The Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos frontman is also working on a new tour that will have him returning to his hometown on June 4 to play Sokol Auditorium.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Oberst revealed the new record is a country-flavored solo album with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes) as producer.
“Hundreds of Ways” is the first single from “Upside Down Mountain,” and it’s a bright, strummy song about being happy after tough times. It features vocals from the Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit, and they apparently join Oberst on most of the album.
According to Rolling Stone, most of the songs are about settling down and finding peace after turmoil. (Oberst is married, so no surprise there.)
“Upside Down Mountain” will be Oberst’s first major label album. Nonesuch is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. His previous albums have been released on Saddle Creek Records and Merge Records.
For Record Store Day,” Oberst will release a 7″ single with “Hundreds of Ways” and album outtake “Fast Friends.” Record Store Day is on April 19.
Tickets to Oberst’s Omaha performance go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via onepercentproductions.com. Folk rock band Dawes will open the show and serve as Oberst’s backing band throughout the tour. (No Mystic Valley Band to be found.)
Listen to Oberst’s new song, “Hundreds of Ways,” below. Full tour schedule is after the jump.
||Haw River Ballroom
||The Orange Peel
||Shaky Knees Festival
||Charleston Music Hall
||Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
||Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
||The Hangout Fest
||Gulf Shores, AL
||The Space at Westbury
||Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
||The Blue Note
||New York, NY
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