Okkervil’s stayed true to The Stand Ins chosen themes of band anxieties and replacements in 2008, losing Jonathan Meiburg to Shearwater, even asking various artists to stand-in for them on the YouTube covers project. That said, when prematurely evaluated the album, we wondered how “the characters in these songs — the ostensible stand-ins — (are) any different than those with bona fide stage names?” Well thanks to this Seth & Bobby directed video for “Lost Coastlines,” we have an answer: the stand ins don’t have TVs for heads.


(via Subterranean)

Take it away:

The Stand Ins is out via Jagjaguwar.

Comments (4)
  1. I still can’t get enough of this song.

  2. Cherry_Ghost  |   Posted on Sep 26th, 2008 0

    Isn’t Okkervil on Jagjaguwar?

  3. Evan  |   Posted on Sep 27th, 2008 0

    This is quite an awesome video!

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