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Better Oblivion Community Center Share “Dylan Thomas” Video; Announce Tour

Better Oblivion Community Center, the new band from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, recently surprise-released their self-titled debut album. The record is currently available digitally and is set for a physical release on February 22nd via Dead Oceans. To learn more about the origins of the LP, read an interview with Phoebe and Conor below.

Today, the band is sharing the video for the album’s lead single, “Dylan Thomas,” directed by Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner. Speaking on the origins of the clip, Zauner states: “Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst are two of my favorite songwriters and lyricists of our time, so it was an honor to get to work with them on the visuals for their new project together. As always I worked with Adam Kolodny, my DP and creative collaborator to bring this cross between an Eyes Wide Shut LA mansion party and the Great Northern Hotel to life.” Last week, the band performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbertand CBS’ This Morning, where they also performed “Didn’t Know What I Was In For” and “My City.”

In addition to the video, the band are sharing details of a spring tour of the United States and Europe. The North American leg of the tour begins on March 8th in Tucson, before making stops in Los AngelesNew York CityChicago and many more cities before culminating in a performance in Phoenix on April 13th. See all dates below.

WATCH “DYLAN THOMAS” VIDEO HERE

TRACKLISTING

1.) Didn’t Know What I Was In For

2.) Sleepwalkin’

3.) Dylan Thomas

4.) Service Road

5.) Exception To The Rule

6.) Chesapeake

7.) My City

8.) Forest Law

9.) Big Black Heart

10.) Dominoes

TOUR DATES

3/08 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater #

3/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse #

3/10 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box #

3/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater #

3/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #

3/15 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall #

3/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #

3/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #

3/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro #

3/20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird # *

3/21 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown # *

3/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line # *

3/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # *

3/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom # *

3/26 – Pittsuburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls # *

3/28 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair # *

3/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom # *

3/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # *

3/31 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater # *

4/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer # . *

4/03 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat # *

4/04 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle # *

4/05 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle # *

4/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West # *

4/07 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East # *

4/09 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk # *

4/10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Lounge # *

4/12 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf # *

4/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent # *

4/29 – Helsinki, Finland @The House of Culture

5/01 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockerfeller

5/02 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns

5/03 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega

5/05 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater

5/06 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine

5/07 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

5/08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma

5/10 – Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy Bristol

5/11 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

5/12 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz

# – support from Christian Lee Hutson

* – support from Lala Lala

Co-produced by Bridgers, Oberst and long time Oberst/Bright Eyes collaborator Andy LeMaster, Better Oblivion Community Center features the work of several talented friends: Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist  Nick Zinner appears on two tracks (first single “Dylan Thomas” and “Dominoes”) while Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White) plays drums on half of the album. Dawes’ rhythm section Wylie Gelber and Griffin Goldsmith appear on the other half. Songwriter Christian Lee Hutson contributes guitar and Anna Butterss provides bass. For their upcoming touring, Emily Retsas, Elizabeth Goodfellow and Christian Lee Hutson join Phoebe and Conor.

Engineered by Andy LeMaster at Fivestar Studio in Los Angeles. Mixed by John Congleton. All songs written by Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst except  “Chesapeake” and “Forest Lawn” by Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst and Christian Lee Hutson.  And “Dominos” by Taylor Hollingsworth.

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