Listen to ‘The Underground Man’ From Desaparecidos’ Upcoming LP, ‘Payola’
Since reuniting in 2010, Conor Oberst’s side project, Desaparecidos, have dropped a few one-off singles. Some of those songs will now appear on the Omaha-based punk outfit’s highly anticipated comeback album, Payola, and today (June 9), they have again unveiled one of those previously released tunes, “The Underground Man.” Take a listen above.
“The Underground Man” -- which dates back to 2013 when it was distributed as a 7” -- is the second Payola cut to emerge this week, following the upcoming album’s opening track, “The Left Is Right.” Epitaph has plans to drop a new song from the album every day this week ahead of Payola’s release to those who have pre-ordered the LP. You can pre-order yours now on iTunes or wait until it lands on June 23.
Payola comes more than a decade after Desaparecidos’ debut effort, 2002’s Read Music/Speak Spanish. In addition to “The Underground Man,” “The Left Is Right” and “Backsell” -- all of which are included among the six Payola songs that the band has released over the past five years -- Desaparecidos also premiered the brand-new track, “City on the Hill,” back in April.
Desaparecidos will embark on a tour in support of their upcoming full-length, which kicks off on June 25 with two consecutive shows in Brooklyn. From there, they’ll make appearances at Forecastle, Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest -- among other places across the country. Check out the complete run of dates on the band’s website.