Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos post ‘Backsell’ – listen

Track to feature on band's forthcoming LP 'Payola'

Desaparecidos are a Nebraska-based punk/post-hardcore band fronted by Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst. Having recently released ‘City On The Hill’, lead single from their forthcoming LP ‘Payola’, the group have now given fresh impetus to their 2012 track ‘Backsell’ by posting it to YouTube. Click above to listen.

‘Backsell’ originally appeared as a B-side to the single ‘MariKKKopa’. Both songs are set to appear on ‘Payola’, the follow-up to 2002 debut ‘Read Music / Speak Spanish’. The album is due to drop on June 23 via Epitaph and will feature guest contributions from Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Cursive’s Tim Kasher. The album was co-produced by Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis.

Desaparecidos originally split in 2002. The reformed in 2010, going on to release a series of new singles following a reunion tour.


Oberst’s last album was last year’s solo effort ‘Upside Down Mountain’. The most recent Bright Eyes album, ‘The People’s Key’ was released in 2011.

The ‘Payola’ tracklisting is:

‘The Left Is Right’
‘The Underground Man’
‘City on the Hill’ (feat Tim Kasher)
‘Golden Parachutes’ (feat Laura Jane Grace)
‘Te Amo Camila Vallejo’
‘Ralphy’s Cut’
‘Slacktivist’ (feat So So Glos)
‘Search the Searches’
’10 Steps Behind’
‘Von Maur Massacre’