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Conor Oberst Releases "MariKKKopa" by Desaparecidos, a Song About Sheriff Joe

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Though he's mostly known for cranking out creaky, warbling folk under his own name and nom de folk Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst has signed off on one pretty significant slice of creaky, warbling indie rock too: 2002's Read Music/Speak Spanish by Omaha-based punks Desaparecidos.

Oberst reunited the band this year after ten years of inactivity for a string of dates including Los Angeles' FYF Fest, and has released new music available for download on Thursday, August 2: the music industry skewering "Bakesale" and the Sheriff Joe Arpaio skewering "MariKKKopa."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.