It seems these Check Out pieces I’ve been writing are more reminders to keep your eyes on alternative legends, rather than new insights into the world of unsigned music. I’ll change that next time, for now, Mr Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, many more) has something new for us all. Upside Down Mountain, the new solo-album from Oberst, is as moving and heartfelt as ever; Conor even including, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful he has ever written: You Are Your Mother’s Child, about a Father who, after realising he hasn’t quite done the best he could have, talks to his son about how proud he is of him, and his Mother. Conor will be touring, so grab your tickets while you can from his website.
You can stream the entire album here, and it goes on sale today!