Sun June 8, 2014
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.