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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 Henley sees as copyright violations of his music. In the case…   Read Story »
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 star-making Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape.…   Read Story »
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 is called Golden Opportunities, and the last installment,…   Read Story »
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, frontman Will Sheff is heading a…   Read Story »
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 segment of society that indie has not…   Read Story »
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 that fascinating things like MGMT's alien-abduction dance party and Kirin…   Read Story »
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 New Hampshire. Lately,…   Read Story »
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 Lou Reed's death has spread. Among those paying tribute to the Velvet…   Read Story »
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 grew up. With the new video for the gently rollicking…   Read Story »
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 books in their lives. So maybe it was a meeting of the…   Read Story »