Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Monsters Of Folk) has announced a new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, which will arrive May 20 via Nonesuch Records. Additionally, the singer has premiered a new single, “Hundreds Of Ways," and has announced a U.S. tour with Dawes, who will open as well as act as Oberst's backing band.
"Hundreds Of Ways" is set to be released ahead of Upside Down Mountain as a limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive 7-inch single April 19, featuring album outtake “Fast Friends” as its b-side.
Upside Down Mountain, which was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. and produced by Jonathan Wilson, will include guest vocals from Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit. It marks Oberst's first full-length release under his own name (and without "The Mystic Valley Band" moniker) since his 2008 self-titled album.
Below, take and listen to "Hundreds Of Ways:"
And here's a full list of upcoming tour dates, the first leg of a planned world tour:
May 8 - Haw River Ballroom - Saxapahaw, NC
May 9 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
May10 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 11 - Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC
May 13 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - Ponte Vedra, FL
May 14 - The Beacham - Orlando, FL
May 16 - The Hangout Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
May 17 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN
May 22 - The Space at Westbury - Westbury, NY
May 23 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
May 24 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
May 25 - Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA
May 27 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
May 29 - Metro - Chicago, IL
May 30 - Metro - Chicago, IL
May 31 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
June 1 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
June 2 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
June 4 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
June 5 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
June 6 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
June 7 - Buster's - Lexington, KY
July 29 - Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield - New York, NY
Tickets for most performances are slated to go on sale this Friday, Feb. 14, with pre-sales taking place Wednesday and Thursday.