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Okkervil River Play World Cafe Live

Okkervil River joins host David Dye on XPN’s World Cafe for a fantastic chat and amazing live set featuring songs from their new album I Am Very Far. You can listen on XPN’s site HERE or stream the episode at NPR by clicking the HERE.

Okkervil River Releases “Your Past Life as a Blast” 7″ to Coincide with Fall Tour

We have another release on the way from Okkervil River, this time a 7-inch featuring “Your Past Life as a Blast,” the third single from the band’s latest studio release, I Am Very Far. The single is backed with b-side “Gold Faces” and will be available on August 2 just in time for a new leg of tour dates.

This fall Okkervil has a run of European dates, a few North American shows with The Decemberists, and then a US tour in September. Check out the full list of tour dates HERE or find them after the jump.

Also, be sure to read Will Sheff’s interview with Performer Magazine, where he talks about the origin of the band’s name, working with Roky Erickson, and what it’s like to perform for people night after night.

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Okkervil River Unplugged on Sirius XMU

Photo courtesy of New York Magazine

Okkervil River did a stunning unplugged in-studio with Sirius/XM a few weeks ago, and now it’s hitting the satellite waves. Subscribers can tune in to Sirius XMU to hear it during the scheduled times listed below; and for Okkervil fans who don’t have a subscription, try listening to the show via SiriusXM’s online free trial.  The band will be performing tracks from their new album I Am Very Far.

Okkervil on Sirius XMU schedule:
Thurs, 6/16 at 4pm ET
Fri, 6/17 at 9am ET
Sun, 6/19 at 11am ET

Also, be sure to look for the Okkervil River feature in the issue of New York Magazine on stands now. The article is also available online HERE.

Okkervil River Goes Acoustic for MTV

 

Check out Okkervil River’s stunning acoustic set for MTV Hive. Going acoustic, Okkervil plays four tracks from their new album I Am Very Far. This is really something. Watch “Hanging From A Hit” above and check out the rest of the session HERE.

Okkervil River’s “I Am Very Far” Debuts at #31 on Billboard

Okkervil River’s new album I Am Very Far entered the U.S. Billboard charts today at #31, and at #66 in the U.K. This represents Okkervil River’s first Top 40 placement in the history of their career, and the first time they’ve placed on the U.K. charts. Big CONGRATS to everybody on Team Okkervil, and especially to you, all the fans, for making this happen!

 

 

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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