Conor Oberst, left, will play seven dates with Desaparecidos and then prep for a fall solo tour.

Conor Oberst, left, will play seven dates with Desaparecidos and then prep for a fall solo tour.

And here a lot of us thought Conor Oberst was simply getting his old band back together for kicks. Getting ready to launch a short reunion tour at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis next week (Aug. 9), the Omaha indie-rock star of Bright Eyes fame and his more raging and roaring group Desaparecidos announced today that they have two new songs in the can – their first new material in 10 years.

The tracks will be available as a digital single starting tomorrow via the band's website, and you can preview them today: “MariKKKopa” is streaming over at the Huffington Post, which also has an interview with Oberst explaining its inspiration (an immigrant-battling sheriff in Arizona); and “Backsell” can be heard over at the Alternative Press home page. Both serve as solid reminders of Desaparecidos’ noisy Fugazi/Hüsker Dü-channeling origins, as heard on their one and only album, 2002’s “Read Music/Speak Spanish.”

Tickets to next week’s 400 Bar sold out long ago, but fans desparate to se Desaparecidos may want to think about road-tripping to Omaha for the Maha Music Fest next weekend. Oberst returns to the Twin Cities on Sept. 20 to kick off another tour here -- a fall solo trek -- at the Fitzgerald Theater (also nearly sold-out).