Watch Conor Oberst Play Three Beautiful Songs From His New Album With just piano, acoustic guitar and harmonica, watch Conor Oberst perform "Tachycardia," "Gossamer Thin" and "A Little Uncanny" in NYC.

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Watch Conor Oberst Play New Songs For The First Time Live

On the day Conor Oberst released Ruminations, one of his most personal records, he performed all the songs from that album — some of them for the first time. We've pulled three of our favorite songs into a mini-set here, filmed at Housing Works Bookstore cafe in NYC. "Tachycardia," "Gossamer Thin" and "A Little Uncanny" establish the sound of the record, spare and lyric-based. These are the sounds of hard moments, elevated through beautiful music and a true poetic touch.

Watch the full set.

SET LIST

  • "Tachycardia"
  • "Gossamer Thin"
  • "A Little Uncanny"

CREDITS

Producers: Bob Boilen, Saidah Blount, Colin Marshall, Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Director: Colin Marshall; Editor: Nicole Conflenti; Concert Videographers: Nicole Conflenti, Nickolai Hammar, Cameron Robert; Photographer: Ebru Yildiz for NPR; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Rita Houston.

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