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Desaparecidos



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Hometown: Omaha, NE (USA)

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Desaparecidos is an American indie/punk rock side project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, the frontman of the indie band Bright Eyes. It also includes Denver Dailey of Jade Tree act Statistics. Desaparecidos' lyrics are political in nature, and are about the state of affairs in America. Desaparecidos is a 5–piece rock band fronted by Bright Eyes singer/songwriter Conor Oberst (vocals, guitar) and featuring Denver Dalley of Jade Tree act Statistics on guitar. Casey Scott (bass), Ian McElroy (keyboards), and Matt Baum (drums).

Oberst may be better known for his confessional songwriting and storytelling, but Desaparecidos is nothing of the sort. The band has been both lauded and criticized for its intentionally raw sound following the release of Read Music/Speak Spanish. In sharp contrast to Bright Eyes' confessional, even sometimes mournful vocals, Conor Oberst's vocals in Desaparecidos' songs are much more characteristic of punk rock. Oberst screams out observational commentary about urban development, the sacrifice of human value for the dollar bill, and the new American Dream.

Setting out to capture the rawness of the band, the record was recorded over one week at Presto! Recording Studio in Lincoln with producer Mike Mogis. Bright Eyes fans will love it, but it'll also appeal to anyone who's ever dug At The Drive In, The Pixies, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., etc.

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Reviews

Desaparecidos Anonymous [7-inch]

Desaparecidos

Anonymous [7-inch] (2013)

self-released

Desaparecidos / Joyce Manor live in Boston

Desaparecidos / Joyce Manor

live in Boston (2013)

live show

Desaparecidos MariKKKopa [7-inch]

Desaparecidos

MariKKKopa [7-inch] (2012)

self-released

Desaparecidos Read Music / Speak Spanish

Desaparecidos

Read Music / Speak Spanish (2002)

Saddle Creek

Current Releases

DesaparecidosPayola

Desaparecidos

Payola

June 23, 2015

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