Listen to two new Desaparecidos tracks (frontman Conor Oberst plays The Kimmel Center in November)
Conor Oberst has always been a musician with a full plate of projects; in the early aughts, he took a brief break from Bright Eyes to front the short-lived post-hardcore band Desaparecidos, which set Obert’s signature howl to crunching, crushing arrangements. Its 2002 album Read Music / Speak Spanish was an exciting mix of incisive, socially-conscious lyrics and loud rock aggression, but short of a couple compilation appearances, that was the last we heard from the band until recently. Desaparecidos reunited for a one-off concert in its home base of Omaha in 2010, with talk of more to come. Today, Alternative Press premiered one new track called “Backsell” – streaming on the magazine’s homepage here – while another, “MariKKKopa,” was posted to YouTube. You can listen to it in the player below, and read a Huffington Post interview with Oberst about the immigration-themed song here. Desaparecidos also announced a fall tour that, right now, is sticking to the west coast; Oberst, however, will play a solo show at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets to the all-ages concert are available now.