Listen to a new song “City on the Hill” at Pitchfork.
Payola is the follow-up album to the first and only Desaparecidos album,Read Music / Speak Spanish. Influenced by ’70s/’80s punk & hardcore like T.S.O.L. and Cro-Mags; early ’80s power-pop the Vapors andTommy Tutone, Payola was co-produced with Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, Saintseneca, and ‘The Fault in our Stars’ Score From the Motion Picture with Nate Walcott); and was recorded in several batches over the past few years. On Payola, the band consciously tackled a wide range of political issues at a much broader scale.
After a successful jaunt around the East Coast this past fall that ended in a blow-out New York City 10-year reunion show, Desaparecidos, the Nebraska-based 5-piece fronted by Conor Oberst, return for more. Their coast-to-coast tour will kick off August 28th in Minneapolis and will be making several stops including St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Conor has also announced a handful of solo dates in California with special guest The Felice Brothers.