Okkervil River’s The Stand Ins Album Art, Tour Dates

Will Sheff may have lost Jonathan Meiburg to the “Talk Talk” covering Shearwater. He’s the guy second to the right in the accompany photo. More fries for everyone else. But the show must go on. In this case, literally: Okkervil River’s new album, The Stand In is being described as narrative continuation of The Stage Names. We haven’t heard any of the 11 tracks, so we’ll just have to take their word for it. We do know, though, that “Lost Coastlines” is a duet with Sheff and Meiburg, that NJ Hall Of Fame contributor Charles Bissell adds guitar to the album, and that the cover features a drunken skeleton.

They’re really into this sequel thing. As P4K points out, the two album covers lineup to extend The Stage Name’s waterlogged hand. Skeleton head, but flesh-and-bloody body. The songs:

01 “The Stand Ins, One”
02 “Lost Coastlines”
03 “Singer Songwriter”
04 “Starry Stairs”
05 “Blue Tulip”
06 “The Stand Ins, Two”
07 “Pop Lie”
08 “On Tour With Zykos”
09 “Calling And Not Calling My Ex”
10 “The Stand Ins, Three”
11 “Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed on the Roof of the Chelsea Hotel, 1979″

Interesting that Bruce Wayne Campbell closes this one out, vs. The Stage Names’s John Berryman. Very different artists with very different deaths.

The Stand Ins is out 9/9 on Jagjaguwar. The band is touring:

05/31 – Barcelona, Spain @ Parc del Fórum (Primavera Sound)
06/26 – Calgary, Alberta @ Sled Island Festival
06/27 – Calgary, Alberta @ Sled Island Festival
06/28 – Calgary, Alberta @ Sled Island Festival
07/18 – Bristol, England @ Trinity Arts Centre
07/19 – Steventon, England @ Truck Festival
07/20 – Suffolk, England @ Latitude Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/07 – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
08/08 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Fstival
08/09 – Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival
09/12 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
09/13 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
09/14 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
09/15 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
09/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards
09/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
09/24 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
09/26 – El Paso, TX @ The Blue Iguana
09/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
09/30 – New Orleans, LA @ The Republic
10/01 – Birmingham, AL @ Matthew’s Bar & Grill
10/02 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/04 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/08 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
10/09 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Les Saints
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/05 – Norwich, England @ Waterfront
11/06 – Manchester, England @ Academy
11/07 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
11/09 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Oran Mor
11/10 – Wolverhampton, England @ Wulfrun
11/11 – London, England @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/12 – Brighton, England @ Concorde 2