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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

The Anniversary

An Oral History Of The Wrens’ The Meadowlands

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 9, 2013 - 9:56 am

More Will Sheff stories

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

Watch Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Ranaldo, & Richard Thompson Cover Leonard Cohen Songs In Brooklyn

Music Hall Of Williamsburg hosted a celebration of Leonard Cohen's life last night, featuring performances from Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Ranaldo, and Richard Thompson.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2017 - 1:18 pm

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 – “Okkervil River R.I.P.” Video

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…
James Rettig | July 6, 2016 - 11:25 am

Hear Okkervil River’s Theme Music For Bill Simmons’ HBO Talk Show Any Given Wednesday

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.
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Okkervil River – “Okkervil River R.I.P.”

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.,"
James Rettig | May 18, 2016 - 1:33 pm

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