CD of the Week from Conor Oberst
Upside Down Mountain is the latest album from Omaha native Conor Oberst. In addition to records released under his own name, he has been a member of several other bands, most notably Bright Eyes. Oberst has a very distinctive voice; both the sound of it and his literary voice. Commenting on the new album, he said: "For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player- I'm not the greatest singer, either- but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table." Conor Oberst will be headlining the first night of this year's 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines.