I doubt there are many people more stoked about new material from Desaparecidos than I am, they are one-hundred percent pure punk-rock (anyone saying otherwise has zero-credibility), we need a catalyst of pure convicted art in our lives and as a whole the indie-music community has been increasingly letting us down as recent years have passed, as always Saddle Creek’s boy-wonder is picking up the slack in a big way!
Opinions vary among the writers here at Listen Before You Buy, I for one feel an absolute conviction that Conor Oberst is the greatest songwriter of our generation and easily belongs in the top 25 of all time.
What makes Desaparecidos such a gnarly expressive outlet for Oberst, as opposed to Bright Eyes or his work with The Mystic Valley Band, is how he openly channels bands such as Husker Dü, The Minutemen and The Replacements without sounding like another lame-ass carbon copy such as I come across daily, it’s progression rather than reflection.
Listening to “Backsell” feels like the whole late 90’s Indie/Emo split never happened, this is what we should have been listening to at the start of the century instead of nearly losing faith in the future of rock and roll as happened with the communal acceptance of pro-tools and auto-tune, which in part is what this song is about.
There is no announcement yet on whether a full album is in the works, there are a few tour dates up on their website, in an ideal world I’d be road tripping up to Omaha to catch the Desaparecidos play their set on Saturday…. who’s coming with me?
Trash the mobile home at the festival
Throw that big TV off the balcony
Cause the excess excess is drying up
So when the bottom drops out boys we will be the lucky ones”