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.
- "Gossamer Thin"
- "A Little Uncanny"
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.