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Okkervil River with yMusic at National Sawdust
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Okkervil River share video, previewed their new album with yMusic at National Sawdust (pics)

Ahead of the September 9 release of their upcoming album Away, Okkervil River have shared a video for new single "The Industry." This follows their recent set in Brooklyn playing most of the new album.

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Okkervil River’s Will Sheff wrote theme song for Bill Simmons’ new HBO show

Bill Simmons premiered his new sports talk show, Any Given Wednesday, on HBO this week. As of late, the network has made some really great musical choices, and Simmons' show has another one...

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Okkervil River announce new album ‘Away’ & tour, share “Okkervil River R.I.P.”

Okkervil River have announced that they'll follow 2013's The Silver Gymnasium with a new album, Away, on September 9 via ATO. Main member Will Sheff recorded the album with an almost entirely different lineup, "most of them coming from the jazz and avant-garde world" (according to a press release). It also features Marissa Nadler, former Okkervil member and current Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg, the yMusic ensemble, and more...

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members of R.E.M., Pavement, Posies, The Both & more helping complete final Game Theory LP (fund the Kickstarter)

We lost Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family) in 2013. and at the time he was working on a new album, to be under the Game Theory name, titled Supercalifragile...

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Booher (ex-Zykos) releasing ‘Funny Tears’ (stream a track ft. Will Sheff)

You might remember the 2000s-era Austin indie rock band Zykos, who not only toured with Okkervil River but had that tour immortalized when Okkervil wrote the song "On Tour With Zykos" for their 2008 album The Stand Ins. Now Mike Booher from that band has a new project simply called Booher, and he's got a new single which features vocals from Okkervil singer Will Sheff.

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‘Black Sheep Boy’ Grows Up But Not Old: A Conversation With Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

"When I was making Black Sheep Boy, I felt like it was good, and I was confident that it was gonna be the best record that I'd made. That said, I didn't expect for it to be successful, necessarily"

Realizing that 2005 was ten years ago is a kind of strange, almost surreal moment...

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Cass McCombs, Jana Hunter, Will Sheff, Gang Gang Dance, Kevin Devine & more playing 2-day Bernie Sanders fundraiser

Cass McCombs, Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Gang Gang Dance, Kevin Devine, MAS YSA, Frankie Cosmos, Spirit Family Reunion, and many more will be performing as part of a two-night fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders...

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Okkervil River’s three-night run of ‘Black Sheep Boy’ at Bowery Ballroom is underway, wrapping up tonight (night 2 pics)

Okkervil River are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their best album Black Sheep Boy with a reissue (due 12/4 via Jagjaguwar) and a tour that has them playing the album in f...

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Robyn Hitchcock adds second City Winery show, playing ‘Cabinet of Wonders’ this month w/ Eugene Mirman & more

As mentioned, Robyn Hitchcock is playing NYC's City Winery on November 20. There are still a few tickets left for that 7 PM show but Robyn has now added a late show (10 PM) that same night...

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Will Sheff and Will Oldham featured in Rural Route Film Fest at Museum of the Moving Image

The Rural Route Film Festival happens this weekend (July 24-26) at The Museum of the Moving Image. Now in its 11th year, the fest showcases "international films that take the road less traveled...

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