Watch Conor Oberst's wistfully bittersweet video for "Barbary Coast (Later)" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Conor Oberst | photo by Tony Bonacci | courtesy of the artist

Conor Oberst‘s music is full of heartfelt, authentic emotion, so it’s no surprise that his videos follow suit. Recently releasing a touching video for his song “Barbary Coast (Later),” which is featured on his new album Salutations, the short-film style video is a perfect match for the wistful folk tune; taking viewers back to the easier, carefree time of childhood.

Following a young boy and his friends, it becomes apparent that the boy’s life is not completely worry-free, though, as the boy watches his mother go on multiple dates while he longs for his father. Through this, the boy’s friends are always there for him, which showcases just how strong the bond between childhood pals can be.

Scheming out a journey from a yellowing, crumpled map pointing to the Barbary Coast, with a signature from the absent father stating, “Follow your dreams,” the boy’s friends help him do just that by sending him off for a new adventure.

Don’t miss Conor Oberst when he headlines Friday night of the XPoNential Fest, alongside Wilco and Hop Along. Find more info on XPN Fest here, and watch the bittersweet video below.

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:
11        Grass Valley, CA @ Grass Valley Center for the Arts
12        Oakland, CA @ The Fox %#
13        Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater #
14        San Diego, CA @ The Observatory %
16        Tucson, AZ @ Rialto %
18        El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls %
19        Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater %#
20        Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater %
21        McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey %
23        Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge %
24        Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theater %
31        Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall*
1          Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Fest
2          Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers Festival *
3          Norfolk, VA @ NorVa*
4          Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater *
13        Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room – Outside *
14        Springfield, OH @ Gillioz Theatre *
15        Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
16        Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
17        Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
20        Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn ^
21        Boston, MA @ The House of Blues +
22        Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall +
23        Portsmouth, NH @ Prescott Park Arts Festival +
26        Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +
28        Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Festival with Wilco and Hop Along
1          Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
3          Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
5          Billings, MT @ Pub Station Ballroom
7          St Paul, MN @ Palace Theater
8          Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
9          Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
12        Ithaca, NY @ The State Theatre
13        Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
14        Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville
15        Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
16        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theater
17        Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
* Big Thief support
% Phoebe Bridgers support
^ Hop Along and Big Thief support
+ Hop Along
# Julien Baker
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