In mid-1993, Oberst self-released his debut album Water on cassette tape.
The release of the album was financed by his brother Justin on what they called Lumberjack Records, the indie label that would become Saddle Creek Records, making them founders and present day executives of the label.
Songs like the pop centerpiece, "Time Lapse Lifeline," paint a picture of someone looking back on a break-up, having come out the other side stronger for it. When I suggest Conor Oberst, who she's been romantically linked to since her move to Omaha in '02, I get nothing in return, even though I plead to be the one to finally tell the story. "It's not about one person, it's about a lot of different change," she said. You can speculate, but the general vibe of the album is about change in every aspect of my life, whether it's where I live, being on a new label or perhaps breaking up with someone." " she does it without a sense of hesitancy or pain, but with resolve and acknowledgment and finally, relief. "You can make something great out of any shitty situation." She's certainly made something great out of Ladyluck.
Released earlier this month on Canadian label Nettwerk (home to Sarah Mc Lachlan), it's the most tuneful, pop-oriented record of her career.
Oberst was named the Best Songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. Matthew was also in the indie band Sorry About Dresden, which Conor played in from time to time. Oberst is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law and managing partner of a law firm. One night in 1992, Ted Stevens (of Mayday and Cursive) invited Oberst onstage to play.
Bill Hoover, who was in attendance, invited Oberst to come back to play with him a couple of weeks later.
"I knew that I wanted to work with both of them," Taylor said.
My whole modus operandi for the project was that it should be stress-free.When one person or two makes a change, that inspires other people.So I don't know." Her coyness increased exponentially when the topic switched to the theme of her latest album, . " Taylor asked, clearly smiling on the other side of the country.Shortly after his two solo recordings, Oberst began playing with four friends; they formed Commander Venus in mid-1995.Here's to Special Treatment was followed by 1996's The Soundtrack to My Movie, a cassette only released on Sing Eunuchs! Kill the Monster Before It Eats Baby, a split 7" vinyl with Bill Hoover, was also released around this time.