Watch Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst’s Better Oblivion Community Center Performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts
Singer-songwriters Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst brought their superduo project, Better Oblivion Community Center, to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts recently, offering a stripped-down performance of three tracks from their self-titled debut album.
The two indie powerhouses—backed by a couple of their touring band members, Christian Lee Hutson and Emily Retsas, and showcasing their natural goofiness by sitting down for one song “to avoid choreography” and singing into a fake chopstick mic—ran through album standouts “Dylan Thomas,” “Exception to the Rule” and “My City,” with the final tune featuring NPR Music’s own Bob Boilen on whirly tube. (Boilen writes that he was “thrilled to be part of this magical act” for his Tiny Desk debut.)
Watch the performance below.
BOCC have also released a new track, “Little Trouble,” which the band performed live during their recent tour outing and sold as a 7″ at the shows, with the flip side of the single featuring an alternate version of “Sleepwalkin'” from their full-length LP. Listen to both tunes below.