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.
One year later, Bright Eyes released its first EP, Every Day and Every Night.
Bright Eyes' third album, Fevers and Mirrors was released in May 2000; it was ranked 170 on Pitchfork's list of the top 200 albums of the 2000s.
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.
In that short amount of time, Oberst wrote enough songs to fill out the set, establishing himself as an artist.
Shortly thereafter, Oberst began committing his new repertoire to tape in his parents' basement with his father's four track cassette recorder and an acoustic guitar.Conor Mullen Oberst (born February 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes.He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, The Faint (previously named Norman Bailer), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk. was a teacher and part-time musician, who helped finance one of Oberst's self-released independent albums. Leo School in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was in the school choir and other musical groups, and Creighton Preparatory School, also in Omaha, Nebraska.The band subsequently released The People's Key on Conor's 31st birthday, February 15, 2011.Oberst is a guitarist and singer for Desaparecidos.In mid-1993, Oberst self-released his debut album Water on cassette tape.