Earlier this year the post-hardcore band put out its second set of new recordings – a double A-side single featuring “Anonymous” and “The Left is Right.” The tunes, which feature the Desaparecidos’ take on The Occupy Movement and the “hacktivist” group Anonymous, are available to purchase through the band’s website as an instant digital download and a seven-inch single. Both options include a digital booklet (PDF) with lyrics and original art by Zack Nipper. If you’re interested in the vinyl (which comes with an instant MP3 download of the tracks) you’ll watch to snag it now because it won’t be sold on tour.
Along with the Bright Eyes frontman on vocals/guitar, Desaparecidos features bassist/vocalist Landon Hedges, drummer Matt Baum, guitarist Denver Dalley and Ian McElroy on keys. The band formed in 2001 and then split the following year after putting out its debut full-length album, 2002’s Read Music/Speak Spanish.
Before Desaparecidos’ next road trip begins, Oberst has slotted a few solo gigs with The Felice Brothers:
Oct. 3 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
Oct. 8 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
Oct. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, Calif., Pappy And Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
The new Desaparecidos dates begin with a one-off show in late August followed by an October/November schedule:
Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Oct. 20 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Oct. 21 – Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall
Oct. 22 – Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Oct. 24 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Oct. 25 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Oct. 27 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
Oct. 28 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
Oct. 30 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk Patio
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans City Park “Voodoo Experience”
Nov. 3 – Pomona, Calif., Glass House
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
Tickets for select dates go on sale May 9.