The Austin-based literate-rock band Okkervil River returns in a couple of months with their new album The Silver Gymnasium. There’s a conceptual hook: It’s an exploration of Meridian, New Hampshire, the town where frontman Will Sheff lived as a kid. And we’ve already posted a couple of tracks: First single “It Was My Season” and instrumental track “Lido Pier Suicide Car.” Another of the album’s tracks is “Down Down The Deep River,” six and a half minutes of understated chug and lost childhood. Listen to it at NPR.
The Silver Gymnasium is out 9/3 on ATO.