In what seems to be the hot thing to do among indie acts these days (for examples see Jenny Lewis and Arcade Fire) – Conor Oberst is set to release a documentary called One Of My Kind. The 60 minute film focuses on the last year and a half of Oberst leading his Mystic Valley Band and includes behind-the-scenes footage of their 2008 tour as well as from the recording of their first album. One Of My Kind will be available as a free stream or HD download exclusively on Causecast.org, IFC.com, conoroberst.com, mergerecords.com, and wichita-recordings.com – with the hopes that fans will donation to one of the variety of nonprofits or causes on Causecast.
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Finally, highly underrated jam act Assembly Of Dust will release their second full length effort Some Assembly Required on July 21. This marks their first album without keyboardist Nate Wilson, who left the band to pursue solo work. The album features a veritable who’s who of the jam community guesting throughout the effort. Among those who stopped by the studio to lend a hand are Mike Gordon, Keller Williams, Grace Potter, Bela Fleck and Al Schnier. The band kicks off a brief West Coast run on April 23 in Los Angeles.