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Indie rock may be dislocated, but it’s far from dead

Oberst rose to popularity in the early aughts as the front man of Bright Eyes, a soul-baring indie-rock act

IN THE MID-’00S, WHEN A STRAIN OF ROCK KNOWN as indie seized America’s hipper enclaves, the parameters of the genre were celebrated on the web by the blog Pitchfork and onstage by bands like Spoon, the Shins and Bright Eyes, the project of Conor Oberst. The Nebraska-born singer-songwriter retired the band

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