Published Jan 24, 2019Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers just surprise-released a new collaborative album. Confirming rumours, the pair are collectively known as Better Oblivion Community Center, and their self-titled debut LP is out now digitally.
The rustic 10-song record plays to the strength of the collaborators with atmospheric folk rock and lyrical, melancholic songwriting. The pair share lead vocal duties, and they throw in some watery '80s guitar textures ("Sleepwalkin,'" "Big Black Heart") and buzzing synth bass ("Exception to the Rule") along the way.
While the album is out now digitally, the physical version will arrive on February 22 via Dead Oceans.
Better Oblivion Community Center played The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. They're also scheduled to appear on CBS This Morning on Saturday (January 26).
This album arrives hot on the heels of cryptic rumours that Bridgers and Bright Eyes leader Oberst would be teaming up under the name Better Oblivion Community Center, as the pair spent the day teasing the project on social media.
Listen to Better Oblivion Community Center below.