Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos stream ‘City On The Hill’ from new album ‘Payola’ – listen

The group's first album in 13 years will feature Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace and Cursive's Tim Kasher

Desaparecidos, the punk/post-hardcore side-project of Bright Eyes‘ Conor Oberst, have announced their first album in 13 years.

The follow-up to 2002 debut ‘Read Music / Speak Spanish’, ‘Payola’ will be released on June 23. via Epitaph. Ahead of the release, Oberst and co have shared lead track ‘City On The Hill’. Listen below.

‘Payola’ 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, reforming in 2010 and releasing a series of new singles following a reunion tour.

Oberst last released an album in the form of 2014’s solo LP ‘Upside Down Mountain’. The most recent Bright Eyes album ‘The People’s Key’ was released in 2011.

The ‘Payola’ tracklisting is as follows:

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