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Okkervil River releasing new LP & 12″, playing Terminal 5

Okkervil River

This sums it up:

On June 7, Okkervil River will take the stage at Terminal 5, the largest NYC venue the band has ever played, in support of their highly anticipated new album, ‘I Am Very Far’ (out May 10, JAGJAGUWAR).

On February 8, Okkervil River will release ‘Mermaid,’ a new 12″ single featuring two b-sides from ‘I Am Very Far’.

Terminal 5 is the first of many worldwide tour dates to be announced in support of ‘I Am Very Far,’ the band’s first album in three years.

Stay tuned for more info on that Terminal 5 show, including tickets. The band recently debuted a new song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Video of that, with more album and single details., below…

“Wake And Be Fine”

I Am Very Far features eleven new songs produced and arranged by frontman Will Sheff, at a variety of locations including Austin, New York City, and Connecticut.

The album features the group’s largest musical palette to date. In addition to a string and horn section, choral and orchestral arrangements, Sheff recorded file cabinets thrown across a room, a solo created out of a fast-forwarding and rewinding boombox, and much more. In contrast to the band’s usual practice of holing up in one studio for months on end, Sheff opted for a series of short high-intensity sessions with a larger band in various studios. Sessions would, at times, find over a dozen musicians performing in a single room. “The goal was to push my brain to places it didn’t want to go” explains Sheff.

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