Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Conor Oberst And M. Ward Colloborate On New Project

Download: Bright Eyes - "Black Comedy"
Download: M. Ward - "Chinese Translation"
Download: Bright Eyes - "Another Travelin' Song"

Today's dose of "Holy crap, This Would Be Awesome!" news comes to us today via Conor Oberst, M. Ward and P4K. From the article itself:

The news comes from an Omaha City Weekly report, which indicates Oberst and Ward's unnamed band plans to record an album next year. Representatives from neither Oberst's nor Ward's camps could confirm the collaboration, however. But given these guys' history, it falls a wee bit closer on the likeliness scale than, say, a Bright Eyes/Soulja Boy collabo.

What are the odds of this happening? It would be undeniably very cool to get these two very talented young folksters to come together and build some sort of Mega-Institution of Awesome, but this could also be a total volatile flop. Ward and Oberst have both been very in control of their careers thus far, which raises the question of whether two people who are very used to getting their way can come together.

The Pitchfork article also makes mention of a possible reprise of work with Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), which is a testament to two marvelous things coming together to make something very impressive. Hopefully an Oberst/Ward collab could turn out something just as sweet.

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(April Wright)

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