Ten years ago, Desaparecidos disbanded. Frontman Conor Oberst went on and did some Bright Eyes albums and tours. Other members focused on projects including Statistics and Little Brazil.
Then two years ago, band members got a call from Oberst: “Would you be interested in getting the band back together?”
Almost immediately, everyone was onboard. The band played a raucous set of all of material from its only album, “Read Music/Speak Spanish.”
Everyone I talked to asked, “Will we get more?”
That was answered earlier this year when the band – Oberst, Denver Dalley, Matt Baum, Landon Hedges and Ian McElroy – was announced as Maha Music Festival’s headliner and took the stage for a surprise show that made national news.
They debuted two new songs there and, last week, made two songs available for download.