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LISTEN: Okkervil River Perform “I Am Very Far” Tonight Live On NPR

Tonight NPR Music will stream Okkervil River performing their new album I Am Very Far live in its entirety at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX. Starting at 6pm (Central)/ 7pm (Eastern) NPR music will stream the audio/video webcast live online. Later that evening KUT-FM will broadcast the performance and make the video webcast available on demand for a limited time. You can tune in HERE.

Preorder Okkervil River’s I Am Very Far, See New Video for “Wake and Be Fine”

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The gears inside the Jagjaguwar HQ are grinding at full speed today to bring you the pre-order of Okkervil River’s I Am Very Far. Visit our online store HERE to pre-order the CD or LP version of the record and have it waiting on your doorstep for the May 10 release date, or for the diehard Okkervil fan, read on about a special deluxe I Am Very Far pre-order package (pictured above).

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Okkervil River Share Wake and Be Fine Single, Debut Acoustic Version at Rolling Stone.com, Confirm Tour Dates

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Okkervil River have confirmed a European tour, kicking off in London on May 16, supporting their highly anticipated new album I Am Very Far out May 10. Check out the full list of European and US tour dates after the jump, but first be sure to download the album’s first single “Wake and Be Fine” from the widget below.

For another take on “Wake and Be Fine,” check out Rolling Stone.com’s exclusive video of Okkervil River performing an acoustic version of the song, along with fan favorite “In A Radio Song.” The video also includes an interview with Will Sheff. Watch it HERE.

I Am Very Far Tracklist:
1). The Valley
2). Piratess
3). Rider
4). Lay Of the Last Survivor
5). White Shadow Waltz
6). We Need A Myth
7). Hanging From A Hit
8). Show Yourself
9). Your Past Life As A Blast
10). Wake And Be Fine
11). The Rise

U.S. tour dates in support of I Am Very Far kick off May 31 in Atlanta, GA and will be preceded by three shows at SXSW, plus a support slot for Arcade Fire on April 30. See all dates after the jump.

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More Details on Okkervil River’s New Album “I Am Very Far”

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We have more details to share about Okkervil River’s new album I Am Very Far.

I Am Very Far features eleven new songs produced and arranged by frontman Will Sheff, at a variety of locations including Austin, New York City, and Connecticut.

The album features the group’s largest musical palette to date. In addition to a string and horn section, choral and orchestral arrangements, Sheff recorded file cabinets thrown across a room, a solo created out of a fast-forwarding and rewinding boombox, and much more. In contrast to the band’s usual practice of holing up in one studio for months on end, Sheff opted for a series of short high-intensity sessions with a larger band in various studios. Sessions would, at times, find over a dozen musicians performing in a single room. “The goal was to push my brain to places it didn’t want to go” explains Sheff.

I Am Very Far will be in stores May 10, more on Okkervil River and the new album soon!

Okkervil River Perform New Song On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last night Okkervil River premiered a new song “Wake and Be Fine” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Joining Okkervil River for the performance were members of The Roots and the New Pornograpers’ A.C. Newman. Jimmy Fallon also announced that the song is from a new Okkervil River album titled I Am Very Far which will be out on Jagjaguwar May 10. More details on that soon mighty Okkervil fans.

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