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OKKERVIL RIVER’s Daytrotter session up now

OKKERVIL RIVER’s new Daytrotter session is now up here

For their latest session, the band dusts off some chestnuts, beginning with a full-band version of “April Anne”, originally from former the Mamas and the Papas member John Phillips’ out-of-print 1970 solo debut. Sheff’s stark, solo acoustic renderings of a song Carole King wrote for Dusty Springfield (“No Easy Way Down”) and a Jimmy Webb song once recorded by Nina Simone, among others (“Do What You Gotta Do”) put Sheff’s quavering vocals, the emotional centerpiece of 2007′s “The Stage Names”, in a more feminine light. The session closes with a “skiffle version” of the new album’s “You Can’t Hold the Hand of a Rock and Roll Man” backed by the full band, with Sheff comping on acoustic guitar and member Brian Cassidy trading his electric guitar for piano.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

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San Francisco, CA - The Independent

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Allston, MA - Great Scott  w/ White Hinterland

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