If you’re reading this, you almost certainly have heard of Conor Oberst. He’s a prolific, style-shifting singer-songwriter who does everything from bummer folk to angsty rock to weirdo electronic music.
He also just happens to have written three of the greatest and best albums of the past ten years. (That’d be this and this and definitely this.)
“City on the Hill” is an anthemic, political rocker. Mr. Oberst has done political stuff before — here’s a reminder. YouTube inexplicably pulled the performance — it can’t possibly qualify in the top million most controversial things on YouTube — so it’s The Daily Motion to the rescue.
The sophomore album by Desaparecidos, entitled Payola, is due on June 23rd. You can pre-order it here.
RIYL: good music, political activism, The Hold Steady, Rage Against the Machine (maybe?)