Conor Oberst is releasing a new solo album called Ruminations on October 14 via Nonesuch. The 10-track project was recorded last winter at ARC Studios in Omaha, Oberst's hometown, and was laid down within a period of 48 hours. Find the full tracklist and tour dates below.

In a press release, Oberst shared a statement on the new record's circumstances: "I wasn't expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn't expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone."

  • Ruminations:
  • 01 Tachycardia
  • 02 Barbary Coast (later)
  • 03 Gossamer Thin
  • 04 Counting Sheep
  • 05 Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
  • 06 The Rain Follows the Plow
  • 07 A Little Uncanny
  • 08 Next of Kin
  • 09 You All Loved Him Once
  • 10 Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  • 08-18 Grand Island, NE - 309 N. Pine Street
  • 08-20 Lyons, CO - Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
  • 09-28 San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater *$
  • 10-01 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *@
  • 10-02 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse #
  • 10-03 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl #
  • 10-05 Santa Fe, NM - The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing #
  • 10-07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater #
  • 10-08 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
  • 11-06 Nashville, TN - The Ryman
  • 11-17 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
  • 11-23 New York, NY - Carnegie Hall ^
  • 11-26-27 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
  • 12-09-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary
  • * with Miwi La Lupa
  • $ with Anna McClellan
  • @ with Jim James
  • # with Pearl Charles
  • ^ with Simon Joyner