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 of the town of Meridian, New Hampshire, where frontman Will Sheff lived as a kid. We’ve already heard a bunch of songs — “It Was My Season,” “Lido Pier Suicide Car,” “Down Down The Deep River,” “Stay Young.” We’ve seen the band play the songs at open mic nights and in Sheff’s high school cafeteria. We’ve played the 8-bit video game. And now we finally get to hear the whole thing. Stream the album at NPR.
The Silver Gymnasium is out 9/3 on ATO.