Conor Oberst Goes Solo, Taps Into Aztec Magic

Conor Oberst, the man behind Bright Eyes’ avant-Americana, is getting ready to release his first solo album in thirteen years, on August 4th. The album was recorded in Mexico this past January and February, in an impromptu studio assembled in Tepoztlan, a town known (um, as Merge Records’ release tells us) for Aztec vibes and extraterrestrial activity.

The sessions were produced by Conor and cohort Andy LeMaster, and recorded by some friends calling themselves the Mystic Valley Band. (Actually, we should have seen this coming, considering the billing of this fest.)

Oh, and actually, it looks as if most of the album’s tracks already can be found, in some version, online. Go out and buy it anyway, people!

While the album title hasn’t officially been announced [Update: It’s self-titled], you can check out the complete track list for the album after the jump.

Cape Cañaveral
Get-Well Cards
Lenders In The Temple
Danny Callahan
I Don’t Want to Die (In the Hospital)
Eagle on a Pole
NYC – Gone, Gone
Valle Mistico (Ruben’s Song)
Souled Out!!!
Milk Thistle

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