As we previously reported, Conor Oberst will release his debut solo record on August 5 via Merge Records. You can now stream two new songs, "Danny Callahan" and "Souled Out!!!," from the self-titled record on Connor Oberst's website.
Oberst has also announced a big tour to coincide with the album's release that includes a stop at Cat's Cradle (we should all be thankful that Merge Records is in Chapel Hill and all their great artists stop in the area).
Oberst and his band will play the Cradle on August 9, just four days after the album is released. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 20 via etix.com and will be $25. Oklahoma band Evangelicals will open the show, so it'll be a night of solid music. Check out "Skeleton Man" (mp3 no longer available) from their album The Evening Descends.
Oberst's Mystic Valley Band is composed of Taylor Hollingsworth and Nik Freitas on guitar, Macey Taylor (of The Grenadines and Taylor Hollingsworth) on bass, Nate Walcott (of Bright Eyes) on keys and trumpet and Jason Boesel (of Rilo Kiley and Evergreen) on drums. It's quite an all-star band.
For a complete list of Oberst's tour dates, go here.
Pre-order Conor Oberst here.