Conor Oberst has been quite busy over the past year and a half. The songwriter has dropped his Bright Eyes alias, picked up the Mystic Valley Band, and is releasing yet another album on May 5, but even better, Oberst is giving us an inside scoop into the past 18 months of his life on the road and recording with his new project, with his new documentary that will be released online on April 15.
One Of My Kind was shot by Phil Schaffart, the band's guitar-tech, and follows the band touring and recording over the past year and a half. The hour-long DVD is free, and can be downloaded from numerous websites, including IFC.com, Conoroberst.com, and Causecast.org. Instead of charging fans for the documentary, Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band are encouraging fans to donate to charities and non-profit organizations affiliated with Causecast.
Outer South, Oberst's latest record, will be available off of Merge Records on May 5, and the band will be touring across the country throughout April, June and July, making stops at the XXMerge festival, and Coachella.