Merge to release Conor Oberst solo album

On August 5th, Merge Records will released Conor Oberst’s self titled solo album, recorded in Tepoztlán, Morelos, México during the months of January and February 2008. In Tepoztlán, a place known for Aztec Magic and Extra-Terrestrial Sightings, a temporary studio was created in a mountain villa called Valle Místico at the outskirts of town. It was produced by Conor Oberst with much help from engineer and long time associate Andy LeMaster. A special band was assembled for the recording, known amongst themselves and to friends as The Mystic Valley Band. It was there at Valle Místico that Conor and the band lived and worked for that time in near perfect harmony, often unaware of the hour or the day. The result is his first solo album in thirteen years, following Water (1993), Here’s To Special Treatment (1994) and Soundtrack To My Movie (1995). In that time he has recorded and preformed in many bands and musical projects including Commander Venus, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will be touring in support of this album throughout the summer and have already announced an appearance at September’s Austin City Limits festival.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band live:
8/22 Leeds Festival – England
8/24 Reading Festival -England
8/31 Electric Picnic – County Laois, Ireland
9/27 ACL Music Festival -Austin, TX
http://www.mergerecords.com/
http://www.last.fm/music/Conor+Oberst


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