DOWNLOAD: Okkervil River - Your Past Life as a Blast (MP3)
Okkervil River at Terminal 5 in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
After the Soundtown Music Festival and a few shows with The Decemberists and Fruit Bats this month, Okkervil River will kick off a headlining tour, much of which is with Wye Oak. The tour kicks off at State Theatre of Ithaca in Ithaca, NY with Bird of Youth and NewVillager and also includes appearances at VIrgin Free Fest and Midpoint Music Festival. Okkervil River and Wye Oak were both scheduled to also play Truck America in the Catskills but the festival has since been cancelled (hence the Ithaca show). All dates are listed below.
Okkervil River recently released a 7-inch for "Your Past Life As A Blast" off their new record I Am Very Far. Grab that song for free above.
Bird of Youth (aka Beth Wawerna), who opens the Okkervil River show in Ithaca and whose debut album Defender was produced by Will Sheff of Okkervil River, has some of her own shows coming up too. She plays tonight (8/18) at The Living Room at 9 PM after a 'WFUV Live members only broadcast' by Nick Lowe at 7 PM (Nick also opens for Wilco in September at Summerstage). Bird of Youth also plays September 29 at Union Hall with Amy Klein (of Titus Andronius) and Jo Schornikow (of The Shivers). Tickets are on sale now for that.
Okkervil River are also set to play Fun Fun Fun Fest which takes place in Austin, TX from November 4 - 6. The festival announced more artists for the already-incredible lineup today including fellow big Austin indie band Spoon (their only 2011 show), the Black Lips, Omar Souleyman, Sergio "Sexy Sax Man" Flores, Cannibal Corpse, "and more". The full lineup is at FFFest's site and tickets are still on sale.
All dates and a video below...
Sexy Sax Man
Okkervil River -- 2011 Tour Dates
08/20/11 Somerset, WI- Soundtown Music Festival
08/22/11 Redmond, WA- Marymoor Amphitheatre w/ The Decemberists, Fruit Bats
08/23/11 Vancouver, BC- Malkin Bowl w/ The Decemberists, Fruit Bats
08/25/11 Troutdale, OR- Edgefield Ampitheatre w/ The Decemberists, Point Juncture,WA
08/26/11 Troutdale, OR- Edgefield Ampitheatre w/ The Decemberists, Ages & Ages
09/09/11 Ithaca, NY- State Theatre of Ithaca w/ New Villager, Bird of Youth
09/10/11 Columbia, MD- Virgin Mobile Freefest @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/11/11 Richmond, VA- The National w/ Wye Oak
09/13/11 Raleigh, NC- Lincoln Theatre w/ Wye Oak
09/14/11 Athens, GA- 40 Watt Club w/ Wye Oak
09/15/11 Pensacola, FL- Vinyl Music Hall w/ Wye Oak
09/16/11 New Orleans, LA- Tipitina's w/ Wye Oak
09/17/11 Dallas, TX- Granada Theatre w/ Wye Oak
09/19/11 Lawrence, KS- The Granada w/ Wye Oak
09/20/11 St. Louis, MO- The Pageant w/ Wye Oak
09/21/11 Milwaukee, WI- Pabst Theatre w/ Wye Oak
09/22/11 Chicago, IL- Vic Theatre w/ The Felice Brothers
09/23/11 Cincinnati, OH- Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/11 Rochester, NY- The Club at Water Street w/ Wye Oak
09/25/11 Burlington, VT- Nor'Easter Festvial @ Waterfront Park
Bird of Youth -- 2011 Tour Dates
8/18 The Living Room New York, NY
9/9 State Theatre of Ithaca Ithaca, NY w/ Okkervil River, NewVillager
9/29 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY w/ Amy Klein, Jo Schornikow