Secondhand Sunday: The Elected “Not Going Home”

This Secondhand Sunday is perfect for a rainy afternoon in New York. Riding off the coattails of Rilo Kiley, former “Salute Your Shorts” member Blake Sennett, went for a new approach a few years ago with his new band, The Elected. It’s always nice to see Blake move to the front of the microphone and take charge. The most successful song on the album Sun Sun Sun was a haunting track called “Not Going Home.” Watch out for the owl costume. You may want to steal it.

The Elected “Not Going Home”

Conor Oberst: The Documentry

This is something that is sure to please all diehard Bright Eyes and Oberst fans. …A Mystic Valley Band documentry. The film called ‘One of My Kind’ will debut online Monday, April 15th. The hour long film was recorded by their guitar tech, Paul Schaffart, during the past year and a half. Covering everything from live performances to backstage and touring antics, this film will surely have it all. Actually, I’m surprised Conor never made one sooner.

You will be able to download the documentry at Causecast, IFC, Conor’s Website, Merge Records and Wichita Records (UK). These downloads will also be FREE.

Watch the trailer for ‘One of My Kind’  HERE

Conor and the boys also recently added more dates to their tour:

04-09 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
04-10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04-11 Aspen, CO – Belly Up
04-12 El Paso, TX – Barnett Harley Davidson
04-13 Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine Theater
04-14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
04-15 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
04-17 Indio, CA – Coachella
06-17 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
06-18 Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
06-19 Moab, UT – Star Hall
06-20 Salt Lake City, UT – Library Square
06-21 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
06-22 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
06-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
06-25 Milwaukee, WI – Summer Fest
06-26 Omaha, NE – Anchor Inn
06-28 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont
06-29 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
06-30 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
07-01 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
07-02 Bearsville, NY – Bearsville Theater
07-03 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band New Album

It has been less than a year since Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band released their first record. Actually its only been about 6 months as of right now. We all know that Conor is one of those guys who just churn out the tunes, but I don’t think any of us were expecting a follow up release so fast.  The band already displayed new songs on their last tour proving that they were still in the writing mode. Oberst and the boys will release ‘Outer South’ on May 5th on Merge Records, and yes, it has 16 tracks of new material which includes “Nikorette”  which they performed on Conan.  No doubt it will sound a lot like the first record, but that is what we love about it. Anything that Conor touches is pretty much gold.

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band are stopping at Coachella this spring, and have announced a few West Coast tour dates.

Thu-Apr-09 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Fri-Apr-10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Sat-Apr-11 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Sun-Apr-12 El Paso, TX Barnett Harley Davidson (Hands of Love & Hope Benefit)
Mon-Apr-13 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Tue-Apr-14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Wed-Apr-15 Pomona, CA Glass House
Fri-Apr-17 Indio, CA Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Thu-Jun-18 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Watch Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band peforming “Nikorette”  on Conan.