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Better Oblivion Community Center share new song & Tiny Desk; Lucy Dacus shares song

Better Oblivion Community Center at Bowery Ballroom
BOCC at Bowery Ballroom (more by Ellen Qbertplaya)

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst have been busy this year with their collaborative project Better Oblivion Community Center, who have a great debut album out, and who have been touring all year with even more dates coming up. In addition to their album, they had a tour-only 7″ single that featured the previously-unreleased “Little Trouble” and the “Daydreamin’ Version” of “Sleepwalkin'” from their album. “Little Trouble” is a very cool dose of upbeat indie rock that’s as good as anything on the album, and the new version of “Sleepwalkin'” is noticeably reworked and worth hearing even if you already like the original. The original is a laid-back indie rocker, and this new version is bouncy synthpop. They’ve now put that single up on streaming services — listen to both songs below.

BOCC also just released an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, where they performed stripped-down, mostly-acoustic versions of “Dylan Thomas,” “Exception to the Rule,” and “My City,” backed by frequent collaborator and tourmate Christian Lee Hutson. Watch video of that below too.

Conor also has upcoming solo dates this summer, including stops in CT, NY, NJ, and more. All of his dates here.

Speaking of Christian Lee Hutson, yesterday he put out a video for his single “Northsiders” and you can watch that below. The song will appear on his upcoming Phoebe Bridgers-produced album; more info on that TBA. Christian also has upcoming tour dates supporting J.S. Ondara and Okkervil River, and those are listed below.

In one last bit of related news, Phoebe Bridgers’ boygenius bandmate Lucy Dacus continues her 2019 series of holiday songs today with her new Mother’s Day song “My Mother And I.” Lucy says:

Being adopted has encouraged me to consider what mothers pass on through blood and body, and what they impart in the way of socialization and context. We — daughters, and all children — easily inherit the shame and fear of our mothers, but also the pride, self-assurance, and lessons of love. This song focuses on body image and the distinction between the body and the soul, which I can hardly claim to have clarity about to this day. I also reflect on traits my mother and I share as Taurean women — how we are steadfast but headstrong, empathetic but grounded, and dedicated to finding and giving reliable love and comfort.

Listen below.

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Better Oblivion Community Center — 2019 Tour Dates
01-May Oslo – Rockefeller
02-May Stockholm – Berns
03-May Copenhagen – Vega
05-May Berlin – Columbia Theater
06-May Cologne – Kantine
07-May Amsterdam – Paradiso
08-May Antwerp – De Roma
10-May Bristol – Academy
11-May London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT
12-May Manchester – Ritz
13-May Dublin – Vicar Street
09-Aug Los Angeles – The Wiltern
09-11-Aug San Francisco – Outside Lands Festival

Christian Lee Hutson — 2019 Tour Dates
5/1 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller*
5/2 – Stockholm, SE – Berns*
5/3 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega*
5/5 – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theater*
5/6 – Cologne, DE – Kantine*
5/7 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso*
5/8 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma*
5/10 – Bristol, UK – Academy*
5/11 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
5/12 – Manchester, UK – Ritz*
5/17 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10
5/18 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse%
5/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe%
5/22 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub%
5/25 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall%
5/29 – Columbus, OH – The Basement%
5/30 – Nashville, TN – The Basement%
5/31 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse%
6/18 – San Francisco – The Chapel#
6/20 – Seattle – The Crocodile#
6/21 – Vancouver – Wise Hall#
6/22 – Portland – Mississippi Studios#
6/23 – Eugene – Session Music Hall#
6/24 – Chico – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co#
6/25 – Sacramento – Harlow’s#
6/27 – San Diego – The Casbah#
6/28 – Los Angeles – Troubadour#

* supporting and performing with Better Oblivion Community Center
% supporting J.S. Ondara
# supporting Okkervil River

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