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Stereogum Sessions

Watch Okkervil River’s Acoustic Stereogum Session

Will Sheff released his latest Okkervil River album, In The Rainbow Rain, a couple weeks ago. In a couple more weeks, he'll head out on…
James Rettig | May 9, 2018 - 3:23 pm


74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Straight To Video

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

More Okkervil River stories

Okkervil River – “New Blood” & “Skiptracer”

Okkervil River, the long-running literate indie-rock band led by songwriter Will Sheff, released their new album In The Rainbow Rain back in April. They've been…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2018 - 11:11 am

Okkervil River – “Famous Tracheotomies”

Okkervil River's Will Sheff underwent an emergency tracheotomy when he was barely even a toddler. I know this because he just released a song about…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2018 - 9:32 am

Okkervil River – “Don’t Move Back To LA” Video

Later this month, Okkervil River, Will Sheff's long-running literate indie rock project, will release the new album In The Rainbow Rain. One of its early…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Okkervil River – “Pulled Up The Ribbon” (Feat. Lip Talk) Video

Last month we heard "Don't Move Back To LA," the first single from Okkervil River's upcoming spring release In The Rainbow Rain. Today there's a second single…
Grace Birnstengel | March 20, 2018 - 10:05 am

Okkervil River – “Don’t Move Back To LA”

Two years ago, Will Sheff's sharp and writerly project Okkervil River released Away. This spring, they'll follow it up with a new album called In
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2018 - 9:05 am

Okkervil River – “What Friends Do”

Okkervil River have shared "What Friends Do," the theme song to Amazon Prime's animated holiday special Click Clack Moo: Christmas At The Farm. Based on…
Peter Helman | November 28, 2017 - 10:10 am

Okkervil River – “Denomination Blues”

Okkervil River have shared a new track as part of the anti-Trump Our First 100 Days project. It's a cover of a gospel song composed…
James Rettig | April 19, 2017 - 12:34 pm

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
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