Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers Debut Better Oblivion Community Center with Spirited ‘Dylan Thomas’ on ‘Late Show’: Watch


The pair dropped their shock duo album on Wednesday night time (Jan. 23).

Singer-songwriters Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers debuted their shock collaborative undertaking Better Oblivion Community Center on The Late Show on Wednesday night time (Jan. 23) with a spirited run by way of "Dylan Thomas." And, in step with the observe's inspiration, the duo didn’t go light into the great night time, rocking the display screen with a late night time informercial vibe that performed off the path of breadcrumb clues they've been leaving on social media concerning the supergroup, whose self-titled debut album dropped at midnight.

"It was fairly early one morning/ Hit me with out warning/ I went to listen to the final communicate," the pair sang in concord, each strumming electrical guitars over the music's pastoral groove because the phrases "Call Now!" and a telephone quantity flashed on the display screen (it really works, strive calling it for a weird message) and the group's emblem hung within the nook with the message "not a replica."

With cryptic shapes zooming throughout a display screen behind them and cheap-looking digital camera results trapping the 2 in floating bubbles and squares, Oberst ripped off a solo alongside band member Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, amping up the power of the ragged rock anthem with the chorus, "I'm getting grasping with this non-public hell/ I'll go it alone, however that's simply as properly." The music's noisy, Neil Young-esque conclusion had Zinner and Oberst pumping up the distortion to host Stephen Colbert's delight.

Click here to hearken to Better Oblivion Community Center, which the pair wrote and recorded in secret in Los Angeles in the summertime and fall of 2018, as followers ferreted out clues by way of mysterious telephone numbers that popped up on social media and thru curious brochures they acquired within the mail and noticed on bus benches round Los Angeles. The album was produced by Bridgers, Oberst and frequent Oberst/Bright Eyes collaborator Andy LeMaster, with contributions from Zinner, drummer Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), in addition to Dawes rhythm part Wylie Gelber and Griffin Goldsmith, singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson and bassist Anna Buttress.

Watch the efficiency of "Dylan Thomas" under.

Track itemizing for Better Oblivion Community Center:

"I Didn't Know What I Was In For"


"Dylan Thomas"

"Service Road"

"Exception to the Rule"


"My City"

"Forest Lawn"

"Big Black Heart"