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It's now been confirmed that Conor Oberst has dropped the libel suit against the woman who accused him of rape last year and recanted last week.
Oberst’s publicist confirmed Monday “that Conor had his lawyer ask the Judge to dismiss the complaint against Joanie Faircloth. Conor’s only goal throughout these court proceedings has been to expose the truth. As per his statement of last week: he looks forward to moving on to happier times.”
Jason Tate on 07/21/14 - 10:01 AM
Conor Oberst's new video for "You Are Your Mother's Child" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/18/14 - 10:38 AM
Below is a statement from Conor Oberst accepting the apology recently offered by the woman who falsely accused him of raping her.
I have accepted Joanie Faircloth’s apology and retraction to clear my name. This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I’m appreciative of the family, friends, fans, and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives.
Chris Collum on 07/16/14 - 09:53 AM
Joanie Faircloth has recanted her accusations against Conor Oberst.
Joanie Faircloth, who alleged that Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst had sexually assaulted her in the comments of an XOJane article, has now admitted that she made the whole story up. In February, Oberst had filed a libel lawsuit against her, calling her accusations "absolutely, unequivocally false." Now Faircloth is asking for forgiveness for what she wrote.
Jason Tate on 07/14/14 - 12:23 PM
A representative for Conor Oberst has confirmed that TMZ's story about Conor being dropped from his label is bullshit.
Conor's court filing doesn't say he was dropped by his label. He has NOT been dropped by his label.
Jason Tate on 07/08/14 - 10:27 AM
Omaha.com has posted a new interview with Conor Oberst -- amongst it is the news that Desaparecidos is working on a new album that hopefully will be out next year.
Desaparecidos is hard at work on a new album. Hopefully it'll be out next year. The other projects there are no immediate plans but I wouldn't be surprised. You know how sentimental I am.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:15 AM
Conor Oberst has posted the video for "Zigzagging Towards the Light" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/28/14 - 10:56 AM
Watch Conor Oberst play three songs on CBS' "This Morning" over at Sterogum.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 12:18 PM
The New York Times has published a conversation between Conor Oberst and Lorde.
A lot of that was starting at a young age, not realizing that it wasn’t cool to, like, express your emotions. I wasn’t old enough to be cynical or jaded. I had a similar reaction when I heard your music. So much stuff at your level, in the Top 40 world, is just like vapor: You hear a song and maybe you can hum the melody but you walk away with zero ideas having been communicated. And with your writing, you can do it all at once. You can have this amazing pop anthem that the whole world’s going to sing, and you can still communicate solid, concrete ideas and paint this very vivid picture of lost teenagers in...
Jason Tate on 05/21/14 - 10:24 AM
Tried to die young with my true love, ended up a millionaire.
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Kelly Doherty on 05/19/14 - 04:13 AM
You can stream Conor Oberst's new album, Upside Down Mountain, in full at NPR Music.

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Jason Tate on 05/12/14 - 10:42 AM
Conor Oberst played seven songs off Upside Down Mountain last night. Check out the performance here.

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Jason Tate on 04/11/14 - 11:45 AM
Conor Oberst's new song "Governor's Ball" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 11:43 AM
Conor Oberst has filed a libel lawsuit against a woman who wrote in online posts that she was sexually assaulted by the singer-songwriter.
Oberst's lawsuit says the woman posted accusations that Oberst raped her a decade ago in North Carolina after his brother, her middle school English teacher, introduced the two at an Oberst show. The lawsuit says she also claimed Oberst punched her in the face and that she was 16 at the time. He says the media coverage that resulted from the three posts in the comments section of a blog has damaged his career, especially in New York where most of the major music publishing houses are headquartered. He says he was in the company of his brother,...
Jason Tate on 02/19/14 - 05:20 PM
Conor Oberst has announced a new solo album Upside Down Mountain, slated for release May 20th via Nonesuch. You can listen to the first single "Hundreds of Ways" in the replies.

Update: Oberst has also announced some US tour dates in May and June which can be found in the replies as well.
Chris Collum on 02/11/14 - 11:12 AM
Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions. An accusation has begun making the rounds of the internet after it was picked up from the comments of one post and then posted to Tumblr. From there it's been growing. The accusation is one of rape, ten years ago, by Conor Oberst. It now appears that the original poster has created a blog and posted more information about how and why this came out where and as it did. She has also been answering/responding to a few questions as well.

Update: We have received a statement from Conor Oberst's publicist.
Usually we wouldn't feel the urge to comment on spurious blog chatter but the recent allegations made about Conor Oberst by an anonymous...
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 12:02 PM
A recent interview between Conor Oberst and Oscar Isaac reveals that Conor had auditioned for the role of Llewyn Davis in the recently released film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:25 PM
Conor Oberst has announced a short European tour for early next year. You can find the dates on his site.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/22/12 - 04:27 PM
Conor Oberst has announced European tour dates. Check replies for dates.
Kelly Doherty on 09/21/12 - 02:41 PM
Conor Oberst has been playing some solo dates around North America recently and whilst doing so he's playing a couple of new tracks live. Tentatively titled "You Are Your Moms" and "Kick" you can watch them being played in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 07/30/12 - 03:10 AM
Conor Oberst has added two live dates to his 2012 schedule. Oberst will be playing at Royce Hall in Los Angeles on September 27th and in New York City at Carnegie Hall on November 21st. The full press release is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/15/12 - 11:33 AM
Conor Oberst has announced a solo tour and a mini-tour with Desaparecidos. Check out the dates in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 05/01/12 - 09:57 AM
Conor Oberst is opening a cocktail lounge in Omaha, Nebraska called Pageturners Lounge.
Jason Tate on 04/20/12 - 12:40 PM
The Newport Folk Festival will take place on July 28th and 29th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. Bands performing include My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, City and Colour, Jackson Browne and more; the full line-up so far can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/03/12 - 08:40 AM
Happy Birthday to Conor Oberst.

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Jason Tate on 02/15/12 - 09:31 AM
Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will be releasing a b-side and rarities CD/DVD on May 15th.

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Jason Tate on 02/01/12 - 11:21 AM
Everybody put on your discovery caps and take a listen to today's Unsigned Showcase: Hotel of the Laughing Tree. If the thought of The Dear Hunter and Conor Oberst mating in the presence of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's turns you on, you might really dig this exclusive stream of the entire brand new EP, Old Dominion, on their AP.net Profile.
Garett Press on 07/23/09 - 11:57 AM
Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward will be releasing an album under the supergroup name, Monsters of Folk. The band's self-titled album will drop in September.

Track Listing
01) Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
02) Say Please
03) Whole Lotta Losin'
04) Temazcal
05) The Right Place
06) Baby Boomer
07) Man Named Truth
08) Goodway
09) Ahead of the Curve
10) Slow Down Jo
11) Losin Yo Head
12) Magic Marker
13) Map of the World
14) The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
15) His Master’s Voice
Steve Henderson on 06/12/09 - 09:28 AM
Blake Solomon on 05/12/09 - 09:55 AM
A documentary about Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley band recording their new album, Outer South, is being given away for free in HD by Causecast. All they ask is that you consider donating to their great cause in the process. Head here for more info and to stream "Nikorette" from the record.
Garett Press on 04/07/09 - 12:54 PM
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band's new album is streaming here.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/07/09 - 12:02 PM
Check out the new Conor Oberst cover here.

Track Listing
1. Slowly (oh so slowly)
2. To all the Lights in the Windows
3. Big Black Nothing
4. Air Mattress
5. Cabbage Town
6. Ten Women
7. Difference is Time
8. Nikorette
9. White Shoes
10. Bloodline
11. Spoiled
12. Worldwide
13. Roosevelt Room
14. Eagle on a Pole
15. I got The Reason #2
16. Snake Hill

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Mike Kraft on 04/02/09 - 10:59 AM
Download a new Conor Oberst mp3 right here (right click -> save as).
Steve Henderson on 07/17/08 - 02:35 PM
Happy birthday to Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). He turns 28 today.

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Tony Pascarella on 02/15/08 - 02:45 AM
Following up on yesterday's news post, the signed guitar by Conor Oberst was a mistake and was never meant to be "put up for sale."
Jamie Pham on 04/12/07 - 06:10 PM
Apparently, Costco is selling signed guitars by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
Jamie Pham on 04/11/07 - 04:11 PM
Conor Oberst wants ?uestlove to drum on the next Bright Eyes album.

Source: Rolling Stone
Jared Kaufman on 03/19/07 - 11:30 AM
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