Watch Conor Oberst's Wistful "Barbary Coast (Later)" Video

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The music video for Conor Oberst’s Salutations cut “Barbary Coast (Later)” evokes the same wistful childhood that films such as Moonrise Kingdom or Boyhood have idealized. The video tells the story of a boy whose father had left, and the boy’s ensuing journey of self-discovery. A less-skilled songwriter, perhaps, might come off as heavy-handed name-dropping Paul Gaugin and John Muir, and calling the modern world “pornography.” Oberst, for his part, makes it work.

Watch the Cris Gris-directed video above, find Oberst’s extended tour dates below—he’s backed by The Felice Brothers (with Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Hop Along and Julien Baker supporting on select dates)—and find Paste’s review of Salutations here.

Conor Oberst Tour Dates:

May
11 — Grass Valley, Calif. @ Grass Valley Center for the Arts
12 — Oakland, Calif. @ The Fox %#
13 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theater #
14 — San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory %
16 — Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto %
18 — El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls %
19 — Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater %#
20 — Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater %
21 — McAllen, Texas @ Cine El Rey %
23 — Fayetteville, Ariz. @ George’s Majestic Lounge %
24 — Wichita, Kan. @ Orpheum Theater %
31 — Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Hall*

June
01 — Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Fest
02 — Richmond, Va. @ Friday Cheers Festival *
03 — Norfolk, Va. @ NorVa*
04 — Wilmington, N.C. @ The Throne Theater *

July
13 — Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room – Outside *
14 — Springfield, Ohio @ Gillioz Theatre *
15 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
16 — Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
17 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
20 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Celebrate Brooklyn ^
21 — Boston, Mass. @ The House of Blues +
22 — Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall +
23 — Portsmouth, N.H. @ Prescott Park Arts Festival +
26 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club +
28 — Camden, N.J. @ XPoNential Festival with Wilco and Hop Along

September
01 — Bellingham, Wash @ The Wild Buffalo
03 — Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
05 — Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station Ballroom
07 — St Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theater
08 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater
09 — Chicago, Ill. @ The Riviera
12 — Ithaca, N.Y. @ The State Theatre
13 — Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
14 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Asbury Hall at Babeville
15 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
16 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theater
17 — Bloomington, Ill. @ Castle Theater

(* = with Big Thief)
(% = with Phoebe Bridgers)
(^ = with Hop Along and Big Thief)
(+ = with Hop Along)
(# = with Julien Baker)

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