Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Conor Oberst - Governor's Ball

Feels Like: Ray LaMontagne, Bob Dylan, Father John Misty

Fest season is fast approaching and what better way to usher it in, than a song about one of the biggest ones out there. While the award for best song about music festivals will always go to The Hold Steady's "Chillout Tent" with a close second for "Festival Song," "Governor's Ball" is a worthy entry into the canon. Upside Down Mountain is gearing up to be quite the effort and the two tracks released so far show that Oberst is still open to new sounds and textures. Like all great songwriters, Oberst benefits from a constantly shifting musical landscape, and this next album is just another horizon for him to shoot for.