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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

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

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

More Okkervil River stories

Okkervil River – “You Don’t Love Me Yet” (Roky Erikson Cover)

Today, Amazon Music is releasing Love Me and Love Me Not, two Valentine's season playlists featuring new music from American Wrestlers, Hurray For The Riff…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2017 - 11:43 am

Okkervil River – “Mary On A Wave” Video

Okkervil River released their album Away last year, and they've already made videos for its songs "Okkervil River R.I.P.," "The Industry," "Judey On A Street,"
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 10:35 am

Okkervil River – “Anthem” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Okkervil River are in the UK right now, wrapping up a European tour in support of their new album Away. Yesterday, at their show in…
Peter Helman | November 12, 2016 - 4:29 pm

Okkervil River – “Call Yourself Renee” Video

Okkervil River's latest LP, Away, came out last month, and we've seen a few lovely, cinematic videos for some of its stand-out tracks. We watched…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 17, 2016 - 12:17 pm

Okkervil River – “Judey On A Street” Video (NSFW)

Okkervil River just dropped their album Away less than a month ago. It's an excellent collection of earthy, jangly, beautiful literate rock songs, and perhaps…
Collin Robinson | October 7, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Stream Okkervil River Away

Since releasing 2013's The Silver Gymnasium, the last Okkervil River, Will Sheff, the sharp and literate songwriter who masterminds the band, has changed the entire…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2016 - 9:42 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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