Desaparecidos Shout Out Communists' Daughter on Fiery New Single

Omaha punks continue piecemeal path following 2002's 'Read Music/Speak Spanish'

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Desaparecidos must really love Chilean communist activist Camila Vallejo Photo by Zach Hollowell
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Since reuniting last year, Desaparecidos have released a pair of politically charged 7-inch/digital singles. The first featured "MariKKKopa" and "Backsell," the second held "Anonymous" and "The Left is Right." Now the Conor Oberst-fronted five-piece have unleashed a third: "The Underground Man" and "Te Amo Camila Vallejo," which appears to be a tribute to the Chilean communist activist of the same name.

Naturally, the songs are exactly the kind of hot-blooded, post-hardcore anthems that the Omaha crew deprived fans of during their 10-year silence. (The Bright Eyes leader broke away from his main gig for a moment to release Desaparecidos' Read Music/Speak Spanish in 2002.) Backed by frenzied drumming and tightly coiled guitar-work, Oberst calls for workers to resist their overseers, demands a march down the boulevard (any boulevard will do), and calls some empty suit out for towing the party line even though it makes him sick. Stream and purchase both songs at the Desaparecidos website.

Desaparecidos tour dates: 

August 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
October 20 - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
October 21 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
October 22 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 
October 24 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro 
October 26 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 
October 27 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre 
October 28 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
October 30 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
November 1 - New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
November 3 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House 
November 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre 
November 10 - Melbourne, Australia @ Harvest Festival 
November 16 - Sydney, Australia @ Harvest Festival 
November 17 - Brisbane, Australia @ Harvest Festival

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