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  1. Okkervil River with special guest LandladyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

    Okkervil River's frontman Will Sheff blends dry humor, fragility and intelligence to create his lyrics, easily putting them into the ring of Texas's best indie rock bands. Hailing from Austin, Okkervil River has been making music since 1998 and has seen plenty of lineup changes along the way.

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  2. Okkervil RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 26 | Houston Press

    Fragile beauty, fierce intelligence, dry humor and a singularly poignant style have accumulated across nine albums - plus their unforgettable collaboration with '60s psych avatar Roky Erickson, 2010's True Love Cast Out All Evil - to establish Okkervil River as one of Texas's most accomplished indie acts of the young century, and front man Will ... (more)

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  3. Shows of the Week: New Okkervil River, Same Brilliant Will SheffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 26 | Houston Press

    OKKERVIL RIVER White Oak Music Hall, September 26 Fragile beauty, fierce intelligence, dry humor and a singularly poignant style have accumulated across nine albums - plus their unforgettable collaboration with '60s psych avatar Roky Erickson, 2010's True Love Cast Out All Evil - to establish Okkervil River as one of Texas' most accomplished indie ... (more)

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  4. The Best One-Man Bands In Recent MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 26 | Houston Press

    Okkervil River began as a band in the late '90s, when Will Sheff and his fellow Austinites joined up to have some fun and make some music.

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  5. This is 40: Okkervil River's Music Matures With ExperienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 23 | Houston Press

    ... be back in the White House by this time next year. Point being, nostalgia is in full effect here in America. Okkervil River mastermind/front man Will Sheff wants nothing to do with it. "Nostalgia is dangerous," he says. "We cherry-pick our memories ...

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  6. Live music in New Orleans this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 19 | Best of New Orleans

    ... in its wake. All hail the queen. At 7:30 p.m. at the Superdome. Cerebral indie crooner Will Sheff shook up Okkervil River's already ever-changing lineup to record the band's recently released Away (ATO), and the mix of jazz and folk session ...

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  7. Things to Do in DC This Week (September 19-21): Okkervil River, Judge John Hodgman, and a Beer TalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 19 | Washingtonian.com

    ... in conversation with Joe Yonan , food and dining editor of the Washington Post . $30, 6:45 PM MUSIC Okkervil River has been making music since 1998, but frontman/singer/songwriter Will Sheff's eclectic tendencies have made it hard to pin down the ...

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  8. Will Sheff Isn't 'Singing About Death' - He's Singing About RebirthRead the original story

    Friday Sep 16 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    "What I really wanted so much was for this record to be helpful for people," Will Sheff says of Away , the new Okkervil River album. Not too long ago, Will Sheff found himself in a difficult place.

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  9. Tyler Daniel Bean releasing 'On Days Soon To Pass'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | Brooklynvegan

    Burlington, VT's Tyler Daniel Bean has been at it for a few years now, and he'll release his latest album, On Days Soon To Pass , on November 18 via Skeletal Lightning / Tor Johnson . That's the gorgeous album artwork above, and if you recognize that style, it's because it was made by William Schaff , who's designed iconic album covers for Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and others.

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  10. Five Notable Releases of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 9 | Brooklynvegan

    ... record was enough to make you raise your fist?", Will Sheff asks on "The Industry," the third song on the new Okkervil River album. It's probably pretty self-explanatory what Will's singing about on this song, and it makes sense that we'd get a song ...

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  11. 33 Albums You Have to Hear This FallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 8 | Thrillist

    ... fall. Release date: 9/9 Label: ATO Besides singer-songwriter Will Sheff, the lineup of literary rock staple Okkervil River has changed entirely since their last record, 2013's warm-hued The Silver Gymnasium , but the new songs, which you can stream ...

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  12. Okkervil River's Will Sheff Dances With the Grim ReaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 8 | MTV

    Last December, Will Sheff was on the verge of a good-bye. While playing shows to promote the ten-year anniversary of Black Sheep Boy , the 2005 breakthrough album from his folk-rock band Okkervil River, Sheff had quietly begun work on an album so different from his past catalogue that it felt like a farewell to rock music itself.

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  13. Review: Okkervil River's return a veritable tidal wave of emotionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 4 | The Daily Gazette

    Sheff's band, Okkervil River – which is essentially him, supported by crazy-empathetic/talented musicians – will release its eighth album, “Away,” on Friday. A few weeks after my kids were born in 2013, Okkervil put out “The Silver Gymnasium,” the biggest musical disappointment since Led Zeppelin let the artist then known as Puff Daddy sample “Kashmir” for his Godzilla soundtrack tune “Come With Me.” It's gorgeous, heartfelt, and oftentimes downright hypnotically ambient.

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  14. First Listen: Okkervil River, 'Away'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 1 | National Public Radio

    From breakups to moves to midlife crises, major change has done wonders for the creative process. For Okkervil River singer-songwriter Will Sheff, there's no hiding the impact of transition on his new album, which goes so far as to open with a track titled "Okkervil River R.I.P." Referencing several deaths - those of Sheff's grandfather, three members of the R&B group The Force MDs, and singer Judee Sill - the song takes a plaintive, deliberately paced ramble through a life of wonder, regret and bad behavior, peppered with notes of hope.

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  15. Here are the most anticipated albums hitting shelves in September 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 31 | Digital Trends

    ... record will be joined the following week by releases from heavy hitters in the indie set, including Wilco, Okkervil River, and Local Natives. On the beat music front, M.I.A. has a new offering this September, joined by some fresh sounds from rapper ...

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  16. Listen up Austin: The cinematic sounds of Justin SherbunRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Austin American Statesman

    Sherburn's had a long and varied career, playing with bands like indie folk Okkervil River and the Django Reinhardt-ish 8 1/2 Souvenirs. Theater scenesters know Sherburn for his award-winning scores to several Trouble Puppet Theatre shows, Tongue and Groove Theatre and Sky Candy.

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  17. Secretly Group Unveils Monthly Record ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2016 | Billboard

    ... -- shipping is included in that price. If a curated record club isn't your bag -- you just gotta have that Okkervil River reissue now ! -- Secretly has also unveiled a new online store for its complete, tri-label-spanning catalog. Recent releases ...

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  18. 'Reg's Coffee House' playlist for July 31 showRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | Alabama Live

    ... Off Paper Bird - Don't Want Half Cody Jinks - I'm Not The Devil Parsonsfield - Stronger Liz Longley - Swing Okkervil River - The Industry SHEL - You Could Be My Baby Skye & Ross - Light Of Gold Judah & The Lion - Take It All Back Sharon Jones & The ...

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  19. Austin Classical Guitar Narratives SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... and others. Artists include New York-based violinist Jennifer Choi, composer-performer Justin Sherburn of Okkervil River, guitarist Chad Ibison, flutist Karen Gallant, percussionist Andrew Beaudoin, and projection artist Sasha Cwalino. Saturday, ...

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  20. First Watch: Okkervil River, 'Okkervil River R.I.P'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Sometimes the best way to save yourself is to let go of the things that once seemed indispensable. That's what Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff had in mind when he wrote the stirring "Okkervil River R.I.P.," an elegy to his beloved band's past life.

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