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Album Review: Okkervil River ‘I Am Very Far’

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff is a former music critic, and it therefore comes as no surprise that his band has become somewhat of a critical darling. Okkervil River’s sixth album, ‘I Am Very Far’, is the first record that perhaps threatens this reputation. That isn’t to say it’s a bad album- quite the opposite is true in fact- but rather that it is less accessible, more raw, and less polished than pretty much anything else the Texan outfit have released to date.

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New Okkervil River

About a week ago Okkervil River debuted a new song, Wake And Be Fine, on Jimmy Fallon, played with AC Newman and The Roots nonetheless. Being an Okkervil River song, it is of course brilliant. Missing them last time they were in Australia is still one of my biggest regrets when it comes to music, […]

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