Whether he’s writing songs about teenage angst or just doing his best to sound like a wistful folk hero longing for the good ol’ days, Conor Oberst has always been one for nostalgia. Fittingly, it was only a matter of time before the former wunderkind pulled one of his defunct acts from the ashes of Saddle Creek history: This August, Oberst will reunite Desaparecidos for a set at the Maha Music Festival in Omaha, Nebraska.
The aggro-emo super group has been largely inactive since putting out 2002’s Read Music/Speak Spanish, a furious little album that raged against everything from suburbs to financial planning. Ten years on will the group still be able to summon the anti-establishment fervor that so captivated its teenage fans?
For more nostalgia, look out for several Bright Eyes reissues out now on Saddle Creek.