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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 Bristol, the band honored the… More »


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 video treatment that was written… More »

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. After his acrimonious departure from… More »

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.,” an epitaph that could come… More »


Credit: DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 06: Musician Will Sheff of Okkervil River performs onstage at Chipotle presents Cultivate Denver, a food, music and ideas festival in the Meadow at City Park on October 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/WireImage)

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… More »

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. More »

The Anniversary

An Oral History Of The Wrens’ The Meadowlands

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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… More »


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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 The Deep River” debuted, Sheff… More »

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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 perform at different open-mic nights… More »

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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 a time rather than gathering… More »


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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 he rented a room last… More »

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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 human-head-shaped tumor on the inside… More »

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Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music… More »


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Our last look at Okkervil River was via their collaboration with Roky Erickson. In this video shot at the Living Room in NYC, main man Will Sheff performs a new… More »

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 Sheff producing), True Love CastMore »