Desaparecidos’ long awaited return to the music scene with new tracks
Earlier this summer, after a ten year break, Saddle Creek Records post-punk/indie act Desaparecidos, fronted by Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, announced the release of two new tracks and the news that they would be reuniting.
Over the weekend their tour wrapped up, but for any devotees of Desaparecidos (or Bright Eyes, for that matter), the new tunes came with exceptional pleasure. The songs honor the same sound the band started more than a decade ago: heavy, distorted guitar riffs, punked-up enthusiasm, and fervent lyrics from Oberst which recall the sounds of his earliest work. Their protest song "MariKKKopa," highlights Oberst’s frustrations with Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and his immigration policies. The track ends in a sound bite from an interview with Arpaio where he “honors” comparison to the KKK because “it means we’re doing something.” They carried on their political stance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend where Oberst dedicated a song to military wikileaker, Bradley Manning. Their other release, "Backsell," although a little less overt and more focused on the entertainment industry, still conquers the same rebellious sentiment.
The new double a-side single is available for either instant download or on seven-inch vinyl -- all seven-inch purchases will also receive the digital download free. You can purchase your copy here.
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