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Okkervil River announce new LP ‘In The Rainbow Rain’ & tour (hear a track)

Will Sheff

Long-running, prolific, and consistently great indie rockers Okkervil River are back with a new album, the followup to 2016’s very good Away. It’s called In The Rainbow Rain and it comes out on April 27 via ATO. The first single is “Don’t Move Back To LA,” which has Will Sheff’s unmistakable voice joined by some airy, soulful harmonies over a laid-back musical backdrop. There’s also a nice psychedelic guitar solo worked in — it’s good stuff, as you can hear for yourself below.

Will Sheff produced the album himself, and it was mixed by Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene, Perfume Genius, etc). Talking about the new song, he said, “A bunch of my best friends all moved to LA and I was really sad about it so I wrote a song about how I didn’t want them to leave…I think the song is also kind of about my own deep and long-held desire to get the hell out of New York City.”

As mentioned, the Austin band are playing their hometown’s SXSW this March. They’re also touring after that, including an intimate release show in Brooklyn on April 27 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/14) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
1) Famous Tracheotomies
2) The Dream And The Light
3) Love Somebody
4) Family Song
5) Pulled Up The Ribbon
6) Don’t Move Back To LA
7) Shelter Song
8) How It Is
9) External Actor
10) Human Being Song

Okkervil River — 2018 Tour Dates
Mar 13-19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Apr 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Album Release Show)
May 20 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
May 21 – Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
May 24 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
May 25 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
May 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
June 1 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
June 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
June 4 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
June 5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
June 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
June 8 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 9 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
June 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
June 12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
June 13 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
June 14 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
June 15 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony
June 16 – Boston, MA @ Royale

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