Okkervil River Band

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  1. kpatrickwood May 17, 2016
    (Last edited: May 18, 2016)
    kpatrickwood

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    New record titled Away is coming Sept 9.

    1. Okkervil River R.I.P.
    2. Call Yourself Renee
    3. The Industry
    4. Comes Indiana Through the Smoke
    5. Judey on a Street
    6. She Would Look for Me
    7. Mary on a Wave
    8. Frontman in Heaven
    9. Days Spent Floating (in the Halfbetween)



    Fall Tour Dates

    From the press release...

    The new Okkervil River album is called Away. I didn’t plan to make it and initially wasn’t sure if it was going to be an Okkervil River album or if I’d ever put it out. I wrote the songs during a confusing time of transition in my personal and professional life and recorded them quickly with a brand new group of musicians. I got together the best New York players I could think of, people whose playing and personalities I was fans of and who came more out of a jazz or avant garde background, and we cut the songs live in one or two takes – trying to keep things as natural and immediate as
    possible – over three days in a studio on Long Island that hosts the Neve 8068 console which recorded Steely Dan’s Aja and John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. I asked Marissa Nadler to sing on it and got the composer Nathan Thatcher to write some beautiful orchestral arrangements, we recorded them with the classical ensemble yMusic and thenI mixed the record with Jonathan Wilson out in Los Angeles.


    (Shout out to @chris for the killer detective work.)
     
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  2. chris

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  3. Horrorca

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    Black Sheep Boy is a monument and it got me through some heavy shit - amazing band

    would love to see them live, such powerful music
     
  4. the rural juror

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    One of the best and most consistent bands around, I would love a new album. The Silver Gymnasium was great, I still play it from time to time,

    Really fun live, too.
     
  5. SteveLikesMusic

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    Did the DDTDR film ever come out? I think Will has been sitting on it for like a year at this point.
     
  6. chris

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    !!!
     
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  7. kpatrickwood

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    Good lookin out!
     
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  8. chris

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    Venues are starting to announce tour dates on Twitter, this song is up on Spotify apparently as well, wish they'd update the site already. Regardless, new song is incredible
     
  9. kpatrickwood

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    Nice. When I first saw the title my heart dropped a bit because my eyes went straight RIP and I thought it was some kind of elegant farewell tour announcement. Glad that's not the case!
     
  10. chris

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    Since I'm still internet sleuthing this one instead of doing actual work, found the Portland date (Oct. 7th!) and it looks like they posted the press release in the event description:

     
  11. kpatrickwood

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    Great news, brilliant work. Take the rest of the day off.
     
  12. SteveLikesMusic

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    The title creeps me out, but I suppose if this was a 'final' album it would have said so in the press release.
     
  13. Horrorca

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    this makes me so happy, thanks guys!!
     
  14. Horrorca

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    "I got together the best New York players I could think of, people whose playing and personalities I was fans of and who came more out of a jazz or avant garde background, and we cut the songs live in one or two takes – trying to keep things as natural and immediate as
    possible"

    this sold me the record
     
  15. chris

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    looks like they updated the site w/ all the tour dates and stuff, all sounds pretty great. This one definitely just shot up my most anticipated list.
     
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  16. chris

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    aaand one last thing: Pre orders up. Really cool looking pressing
     
  17. SteveLikesMusic

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    Can you guys post the tour dates here? My work blocks bandsintown widgets.
     
  18. SpyKi

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    Can't listen to the new song yet but the writeup and cover art has me hyped.
     
  19. jdr2187

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    The new song is really good.
     
  20. Mclusky30

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    I love this band.
     
  21. kpatrickwood

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    Sorry man I would but I'm on a train and it got all fucky when I tried to do it from my phone. I see you're from Buffalo though and it doesn't look to be coming too close. Only NY dates are NYC and Hudson. I'm sure they'll announce more dates soon though!
     
  22. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    New song sounds great.
     
  23. airik625

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    love this band. Wish I had the funds to preorder it on vinyl.
     
  24. SteveLikesMusic

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    I'm probably heading to Pittsburgh, it's about 3.5 hours, not too bad.
     
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  25. Jude Law

    You don't fucking scare me! I fuck you!

    love this band. their debuts probably my favourite album of theirs.

    the new song sounds great.