Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus & Future Islands played Terminal 5 (pics & setlist)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Still reeling from the Titus Andronicus/Okkervil River show last night. So good! It was so good." - Arielle
"Okkervil River absolutely killed it last night at Terminal 5. Awesome show. Also, apologies to my liver." - David Rosado
Okkervil River's Will Sheff @ Terminal 5
amNY: You've said you think this is your best record yet. Honestly, isn't that always the case?
Will Sheff: I do think that, and it's never a lie. It's always a reflection of feeling where I am at that time. So, yeah - probably in two years, I'll have completely moved on from this "I Am Very Far" sort of place and be like, "F--- that, let's do some throat singing. That's what I'm into now."
So what feelings did this record reflect?
Will Sheff: It felt like after being an awkward teenager, growing up and becoming an adult. And the word "adult" carries a lot of baggage with it - it's kind of scary, like "adult contemporary." But I always thought of adulthood as really fascinating and complex. That's when people are having affairs and cheating on each other and becoming morally compromised. So this is my creepy, adult, dark, nuanced, having-an-affair record. As opposed to Sting.
Okkervil River, touring in support of their Billboard charting (#31 on the Top 40) new LP I Am Very Far, headlined Terminal 5 last night (6/7) with tour-mates Titus Andronicus (who were just added to the 4Knots lineup) and Future Islands.
Okkervil's set got cut short, possibly due to the venue curfew. At 10:45 the band was given a 15 minute warning, and so they played straight to 11 with no encore break. Unfortunately, if the written setlist is to be believed, that means they had to play much less than planned. The written and actual setlist, and more pictures from the show and dates too, below...
Okkvervil River - actual setlist (via)
White Shadow Waltz
A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene
A Girl in Port
Wake and Be Fine
John Allyn Smith Sails
So Come Back, I Am Waiting
Your Past Life as a Blast
Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
Unless It's Kicks
OKKERVIL RIVER - 2011 TOUR DATES
June 8th: Boston, MA, US @ Royale * #
June 9th: Buffalo, NY, US @ Town Ballroom * #
June 10th: Toronto, ON, CA @ Phoenix Theatre * #
June 11th: Columbus, OH, US @ Newport Music Hall * #
June 12th: Minneapolis, MN, US @ First Ave * #
June 14th: Omaha, NE, US @ Slowdown *
June 15th: Denver, CO, US @ Bluebird Theater *
June 16th: Salt Lake City, UT, US @ Urban Lounge *
June 17th: Boise, ID, US @ Egyptian Theatre *
June 18th: Seattle, WA, US @ Neptune Theatre *
June 20th: Vancouver, BC, CA @ The Vogue Theatre * &
June 21st: Portland, OR, US @ Crystal Ballroom * &
June 22nd: San Francisco, CA, US @ Fox Theater * &
June 23rd: Los Angeles, CA, US @ The Wiltern Theatre * $
June 24th: San Diego, CA, US @ Belly Up Tavern * $
June 25th: Tucson, AZ, US @ Rialto Theatre * $
June 27th: Albuquerque, US @ Sunshine Theatre
June 28th: Lubbock, TX, US @ Jake's *
July 3rd: Des Moines, US @ 80/35 Festival
September 25th: Burlington, US @ Nor'Easter Festival
* w/ Titus Andronicus
# w/ Future Islands
& w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ NewVillager