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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2013 - 11:01 am
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Counting Down

Okkervil River Albums From Worst To Best

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff told me in an interview for an R.E.M. retrospective piece a few years back that when his band was initially…
John Everhart | September 24, 2013 - 11:16 am
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We Got The Tweet

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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More Okkervil River stories

Okkervil River – “The Industry” Video

Will Sheff's literate rock project Okkervil River is returning soon with the new album Away, and we've already posted the "Okkervil River R.I.P." video. Today,…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2016 - 11:50 am
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Okkervil River – “Okkervil River R.I.P.” Video

Last month, Okkervil River released the fatalistic "R.I.P. Okkervil River," a pre-cursor to the folk band's upcoming new album Away. Today, it gets an elaborate…
James Rettig | July 6, 2016 - 11:25 am
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Hear Okkervil River’s Theme Music For Bill Simmons’ HBO Talk Show Any Given Wednesday

Bill Simmons is the polarizing, cultishly beloved writer and podcaster who founded Grantland and the 30 For 30 documentary series during his tenure with ESPN.
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2016 - 3:57 pm
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Okkervil River – “Okkervil River R.I.P.”

After teasing a new release yesterday, folk project Okkervil River have officially announced their new album, Away, with a new song called "Okkervil River R.I.P.,"
James Rettig | May 18, 2016 - 1:33 pm
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Preview Okkervil River’s “Call Yourself Renee” From New Album Away

Okkervil River's most recent album was 2013's The Silver Gymnasium (though they put in some legwork last year for Black Sheep Boy's 10th anniversary), but…
James Rettig | May 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Okkervil River – “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House Cover)

Okkervil River's third album, Black Sheep Boy, turned 10 earlier this year, and long-time label Jagjaguwar is reissuing the album as a special deluxe edition…
James Rettig | September 9, 2015 - 11:18 am
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Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlists…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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Here’s The Okkervil River Song Don Henley Doesn’t Want You To Hear

Yesterday we learned than Don Henley of the Eagles is still really angry at both Frank Ocean and Will Sheff (aka Okkervil River) for what…
Miles Bowe | June 5, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too

Two years ago Don Henley threatened to sue Frank Ocean for performing "American Wedding," the altered version of "Hotel California" that Ocean included on his…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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Download Okkervil River’s ’80s Covers EP Golden Opportunities 3

Every so often, the Texan rock band Okkervil River records a new EP of covers and releases it, for free, upon the public. The series…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Okkervil River Launch Kickstarter For Down Down The Deep River Film

Okkervil River released their seventh full-length album The Silver Gymnasium back in August, and in celebration, we ranked their albums from worst to best. Now,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2013 - 5:18 pm
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Watch Okkervil River Play CBS This Morning

Network television on Saturday morning: Probably not the first place you'd expect to encounter indie rock. But as we're continuing to learn, there is no…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2013 - 9:18 am

Okkervil River – “Stay Young (Lovestreams Remix)” Video

Yesterday, we posted director Sean Dunne's video for Okkervil River's "Stay Young," a gorgeous montage of young people dirtbiking and riding snowmobiles across ponds in…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2013 - 11:44 am

Read Will Sheff’s Wonderful Lou Reed Obituary

The most marvelous art tends to inspire the most marvelous prose, and such has been the case in the past 24 hours as news of…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2013 - 1:38 pm
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Okkervil River – “Stay Young” Video

The Silver Gymnasium, the new LP from the Austin band Okkervil River, is a concept album about the New Hampshire town where frontman Will Sheff…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2013 - 10:06 am

Watch Okkervil River Play Conan

Conan O'Brien and Will Sheff, frontman for Austin rockers Okkervil River, are two men with New England roots who seem like they've read a few…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2013 - 11:53 am
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Stream Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium

Texan rockers Okkervil River are about a week away from releasing The Silver Gymnasium, their new John Agnello-produced album, which works as an LP-length exploration…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2013 - 12:35 pm
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Play Okkervil River & Juicy J’s Online Video Games

Two vastly different artists with new albums coming out soon have chosen similar ways to promote those albums: Online video games! Literate Texan rockers Okkervil…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2013 - 4:52 pm
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