By: Caitlin Hoffman
Conor Oberst has always given voice to the unspoken. In Bright Eyes he dissected all sorts of angst, teeming with sensitivity. Now in Desaparecidos, his post-punk project, heâ€™s tackling corporate corruption and saluting the unseen- namely Anonymous and the Occupy Movement.
Iâ€™m sorry I hadnâ€™t stumbled on this sooner. Desaparecidos has a great recipe of emo and grunge, iced over with up-tempo poppy-punk. Itâ€™s true that theyâ€™ve been silent for a while, but now theyâ€™ve got not one, but two singles hot off the mixing board.
These songs are nothing short of rousing. They captivate and motivate, bubbling with social awareness. The Left is Right is a soundtrack to the revolution, while Anonymous acts as an angry love letter to the internet group of the same name. All in all, this musical duo-drop is innovative, resistant, and engaged.
You can pop on over to the aficionado zine of rock, Rolling Stone, to bathe in the melodies. Trust me, itâ€™s worth an extra click.
Nice to know Conorâ€™s genius isnâ€™t going to waste!