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Also from Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band One Of My Kind
Team Love CD+DVD TL50 0810430015020 23 Sep 16
11 songs from Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band, plus a documentary DVD (runtime 60 minutes) subtitled "The Story Of The Mystic Valley
Phil Schaffart was not hired by Conor Oberst to make the film "One of My Kind." He was hired to make sure the guitars stayed in tune. But Phil had a video
camera with him as the Mystic Valley Band came together for the first time at Valle M?stico in Tepoztl?n, Mexico in January of 2008 and so he started
filming what he sensed was something special. "When I started filming, none of us had the intentions of turning what was being shot into a film," says Phil,
"but the things we were seeing, feeling and capturing with the music proved to be inspiring in ways we were not prepared for."
Later that year after touring for Conor?s self-titled Merge release the Mystic Valley Band went back into the studio, this time at the Sonic Ranch outside of
El Paso, Texas where they recorded their follow-up release, "Outer South." All the while, Phil continued to film what was going on with the band, capturing
the year of touring, the almond orchards in Texas, the temples and steep cliffs of Mexico and the evolution of a group of musicians that started as not
much more than an idea for a different way to make a record, and ended up being a fully realized rock band.
Team Love is proud to release the final version of the film, "One of My Kind." To accompany this is an album of eleven songs compiled from the outtakes of
both Mystic Valley Band sessions.