Better Oblivion Community Center

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Better Oblivion Community Center
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Conor Oberst (left) and Phoebe Bridgers (right), the two members of Better Oblivion Community Center
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
GenresIndie rock
Years active2019 (2019)–present
LabelsDead Oceans
Websitewww.betteroblivioncommunitycenter.org
Members

Better Oblivion Community Center is an American indie rock duo composed of musicians Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. The duo released their eponymous debut album on January 24, 2019, through Dead Oceans.[2]

Background[edit]

Oberst and Bridgers first met in 2016 when Bridgers performed at a secret showcase Oberst hosted at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.[1] They collaborated on the duet "Would You Rather" from Bridgers' 2017 debut album Stranger in the Alps.[3]

Career[edit]

The duo released their eponymous debut album on January 24, 2019, through Dead Oceans. The album received critical acclaim upon release.[4][5][6][7] They performed "Dylan Thomas" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the day before on January 23, 2019.[8] On January 26, 2019, they appeared on CBS This Morning, where they performed "Dylan Thomas", "Didn't Know What I Was in For" and "My City", all taken from their self-titled debut album.[9]

On January 29, 2019, the band announced their initial concert tour of the United States and Europe along with releasing a music video for their initial single, "Dylan Thomas", directed by Michelle Zauner a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Symposium Message" (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reilly, Phoebe (January 24, 2019). "Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers On Their Surprise Joint Album 'Better Oblivion Community Center'". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ DeVille, Chris (January 24, 2019). "Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers Release Surprise Album As Better Oblivion Community Center". Stereogum. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, August (January 24, 2019). "Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst clandestinely make an L.A.-inspired album". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Walker-Smart, Sam (January 24, 2019). "Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center". Clash. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Finn, Rachel (January 24, 2019). "Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center". DIY. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Murphy, Sarah (January 24, 2019). "Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Hermes, Will (January 24, 2019). "Review: Better Oblivion Community Center Make Soft Rock For Hard Times". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Serota, Maggie (January 24, 2019). "Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers Perform as Better Oblivion Community Center on Colbert". Spin. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Arcand, Rob (January 26, 2019). "Watch Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers Play Three Better Oblivion Community Center Songs on CBS This Morning". Spin. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  10. ^ https://www.musicnewsnet.com/2019/01/phoebe-bridgers-and-conor-obersts-better-oblivion-community-center-share-dylan-thomas-video-announce.html