Watch Bright Eyes frontman rock out on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"

Conor Oberst performed a brand new track off his new solo album "Upside Down Mountain"

Sarah Gray
May 20, 2014 7:45PM (UTC)

Last night Conor Oberst dropped by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to promote his new album "Upside Down Mountain." The "Bright Eyes" frontman, along with the band Dawes, played the song "Zigzagging Towards the Light."

Oberst, who has been performing and recording music since his teens, also explained the first show he ever saw: his father's cover band The Manville Band. According to Oberst, seeing his father perform in the band was also his first performance experience. He explains that there is video evidence of him, at age six, singing a song from the movie "La Bamba."


"My First Concert" with Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst and Dawes perform "Zigzagging Towards the Light"

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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