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Video: Okkervil River – “Judey on a Street”

Prolific indie-folkies Okkervil River have shared a video for "Judey on a Street," a track from their recently released eighth studio album, Away. It features…
Charles Innis / October 7, 2016

Stephin Merritt, Will Sheff, and More Remember David Bowie on the Talkhouse

The Talkhouse, a place for musicians to write about other musicians, is hosting a remembrance of the late, great David Bowie. The 69-year-old died yesterday,…
James Grebey / January 11, 2016

Hear the Track Don Henley’s Lawyers Told Okkervil River to Take Down

As previously reported, Don Henley of the Eagles, a band that's spawned tribute bands, claims that an Okkervil River cover of one of his songs…
Sarah Kaufman / June 5, 2014

Don Henley, Still Awful, Says Frank Ocean and Okkervil River Stole

UPDATE: Okkervil River's Will Sheff has responded to Don Henley's comments via an essay at Rolling Stone, beginning, "I woke to the news that Don Henley…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2014

Watch Okkervil River’s Alternate, Single-Take Version of ‘Stay Young’

This week, Okkervil River shared the official music video for "Stay Young," a horn- and harmonica-enhanced highlight from the indie-folk crew's latest album, this September's…
Kyle McGovern / October 29, 2013

Okkervil River Celebrate Maxfield Parrish in ‘It Was My Season’ Video

When last we checked in with Okkervil River's Will Sheff, the Austin singer-songwriter was hanging out with the legendary Steve Earle after releasing 2011's delightfully…
Chris Martins / June 17, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Earle, Will Sheff Unplugged

While iconic singer-songwriter Steve Earle and heady Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff have a Texas background in common, we brought them together in NYC because…
SPIN Staff / May 31, 2011

Will Sheff Meets Steve Earle

The Okkervil River leader and the outlaw country legend trade notes on tradition, storytelling, and just plain pissing people off.
Michael Tedder / May 17, 2011

Okkervil River, ‘I Am Very Far’

As a former critic, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff knows that being championed as a "great singer-songwriter" can be a compliment and a trap. Especially…
Michael Tedder / May 10, 2011

So Many New Albums! Okkervil River + 14 More

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores Tuesday, May 10:…
SPIN Staff / May 10, 2011

First Listen: Okkervil River’s Complex New LP

Over six albums, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff has proven himself to be one of America's finest new songwriters - a Dylan for the Facebook…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2011

Okkervil River Debuts Dylan-Inspired Dream

One of the best reasons to love Austin folk-rock band Okkervil River is frontman Will Sheff's lyrics, and in the group's new video for "Wake…
Peter Gaston / March 30, 2011

DOWNLOAD: New Single from Okkervil River

The walk-up to the May 10 release of I Am Very Far, the new album from Austin, Texas, folk rockers Okkervil River, began in January…
Peter Gaston / March 9, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: New Okkervil River, Track-By-Track

Austin, Texas, folk rock outfit Okkervil River won't release their much-anticipated sixth album, I Am Very Far, until May 10, but they're slowly revealing the…
Peter Gaston / February 9, 2011

WATCH: Okkervil River Debut Song on ‘Fallon’

Hyper-literate Austin, Texas, folk rockers Okkervil River won't release their next album, I Am Very Far, until May 10, but they debuted a first taste…
Peter Gaston / January 11, 2011
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