Better Oblivion Community Center—aka Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst—released their self-titled debut in January. Now, they’ve dropped a small surprise release: the new song “Little Trouble” and an alternate version of album cut “Sleepwalkin’.”
Both tracks were previously only available as a seven-inch single at Better Oblivion Community Center shows. “Little Trouble” is a catchy number with jaunty verses (“Not every certain death can be so brave / Not every psychopath can act so well-behaved”) and squealing guitar solos. The latter song transforms “Sleepwalkin’” into an upbeat, disco-leaning ditty with a prancing keyboard line and drums with gated reverb. It’s the “Daydreamin’” version, if you will.
The duo also made a recent appearance at NPR’s Tiny Desk to perform “Dylan Thomas,” “Exception to the Rule” and “My City.”
Stream “Little Trouble” and the new version of “Sleepwalkin’” here:
And watch their appearance at NPR’s Tiny Desk below: