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Conor Oberst    

Singer-Songwriter of the Band Bright Eyes; "Lover I Don't Have To Love"

Conor Oberst writes and sings for the folk-rock band Bright Eyes, a college radio favorite since the late 1990s. Oberst began writing and recording his own songs just after he hit his teens. By the time he was releasing Bright Eyes records in the late '90s, he'd already released two records with the band Commander Venus and started his own label, Saddle Creek Records.

Recording as the band Bright Eyes, he has released a string of singles, EPs and full-length albums that caused American rock music critics to break out in choruses of "the next Bob Dylan!" The pained adolescent poetry of his early records earned Oberst a crowd of loyal fans, and his doe-eyed, fashionably shaggy look made him a heartthrob of the indie rock set. His best-known songs include "Lover I Don't Have to Love," from 2002's Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground; "At the Bottom of Everything" and "First Day of My Life," from 2005's I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning; and "Four Winds," from 2007's Cassadaga.

He released a self-titled solo album in 2008, his first in ten years, and in 2009 he released Outer South with the Mystic Valley Band.

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Live Review: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band play first of ...

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band played the first of two sold-out shows at Slowdown in Oberst's hometown of Omaha. If you don't think that Conor OberstĀ ...

A chat with Conor Oberst

Ever since he began playing shows in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., when he was 12 years old, Conor Oberst has been a busy man.

Presented by Conor: How Bright Eyes Got a Stage at Hardly Strictly ...

Conor Oberst is the unwaveringly frank songwriter and voice behind Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and the Mystic Valley Band, sure, but he's also got anotherĀ ...

Conor Oberst and Desaparecidos at Webster Hall - NYTimes.com

Conor Oberst and his band Desaparecidos brought their songs of sarcasm, pessimism and rage to Webster Hall.

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