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Ten years ago, three grown men approaching middle age lived in a house together in Secaucus, New Jersey. A recently married fourth was living in a Garden State home to the south. Ostensibly the quartet comprised a band, although they rarely played shows and hadn’t had a release of any sort in more than half… More »

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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

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

Watch Will Sheff Perform New Okkervil River Songs In His Former High School Cafeteria

Will Sheff's promo run for the new Okkervil River album The Silver Gymnasium has been all about keeping it local. Before lead single "Down Down
Claire Lobenfeld | July 31, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Watch Will Sheff Perform Okkervil River’s “Down Down The Deep River” At Some Open Mic Nights

In what is, perhaps, the most endearing way to debut new music, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff returned to his hometown of Meriden, NH to…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 17, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Lovestreams – “There’s Video” Video

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff recently announced a new synthy solo side project called Lovestreams, and he's planning on posting his songs online one at…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Lovestreams – “Shock Corridor”

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff has a new project, one he's been quietly working on for about a year. On his website, Sheff writes that…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friend…
jessica | March 17, 2011 - 10:02 am

Will Sheff – “Lay Of The Last Survivor” Live Video

Our last look at Okkervil River was via their collaboration with Roky Erickson. In this video shot at the Living Room in NYC, main ma…
brandon | August 16, 2010 - 9:57 am

Roky Erickson And Okkervil River @ The Music Box, Hollywood 5/18/10

It’s been 14 years since Roky Erickson last released an album of new material. His album with Okkervil River backing him (and Okkervil frontman Will…
jessica | May 19, 2010 - 3:09 pm