Posted in music on March 31, 2014

Conor Oberst w/ Desaparecidos at Voodoo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst recently announced that his new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, will be out on May 20 via Nonesuch, and he's just released a new single from it, titled "Governor's Ball." Hear Nebraska points out that it's a song about a kid getting lost at a music festival," but if he's talking about NYC festival Governors Ball, he should take out that apostrophe! Though, he wouldn't be the only one who added it. It's a very common misspelling of the Randall's Island festival named after its original location "Governors Island" (governor plural). Listen to the new song below.

Conor's tour with Dawes brings him to the NYC-area for shows on May 22 at The Space at Westbury and July 29 at Central Park Summerstage (tickets), and he also plays Ggistock at NYC's Greene Space on April 10 (sold out).

Meanwhile, Governors Ball (which Conor does not play) happens on Randall's Island from June 6-8 with Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, The Strokes and more (tickets).

Stream "Governor's Ball" below...

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Conor Oberst - "Governor's Ball"

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Comments (20)

Fascinating. Really, fascinating.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:08 PM

Rape!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:10 PM

Weird, Conor can actually jam a lot harder than Phish

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:10 PM

can't believe he raped the name of the festival like that

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:21 PM

does the kid rape anyone at the end of the song?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:24 PM

remember Dawes, yell "Fire!" not "Help!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:25 PM

diggin it

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:27 PM

very good work on the thing about governors that was great of you to point out great journalism htank u

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:33 PM

NYC sucks, this song sucks, this site sucks, Governor Andy sucks, Governor's Ball sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:40 PM

Doesn't he own Saddle Creek? Why is it coming out on Nonesuch?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:43 PM

Governors Ball paying BV to try and sell tickets. This year's festival looks to be selling pretty slowly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:52 PM

seriously, BV is correcting someone else's misspells?

Posted by ME | March 31, 2014 1:57 PM

I can get behind behind the whole Surfer Blood thing. There's a verifiable incident with a police report and everything. But this was just some skank from bumfuck whatever saying a few things on a message board.

I will never in a million years listen to anything this dude does, but to call him a rapist to me seems a little fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 2:27 PM

I have to say I really DIDN'T WANT TO listen to this new Conor Oberst song, but I just felt so FORCED to, from seeing it everywhere today. Well I have to say my brain felt IMPREGNATED with his new PIECE.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 2:30 PM

Are you guys sure about this breaking news? I don't see it on the front page for CNN.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

C'mon, just lie down and relax and spread your mind and listen to this song. It won't hurt, I promise.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

He should replace Dawes with Surfer Blood as support on the tour

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 2:40 PM

Great fucking song, Conor. The legend continues!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 6:58 PM

Conorape Oberape

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2014 3:05 AM

oh shit, this is wicked.

Posted by Kirsti Hirsimaki | May 20, 2014 6:08 AM

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