Posts tagged "okkervil river"

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 hi…
By: 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…
By: 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'…
By: 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'…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: Michael Tedder / May 17, 2011

Okkervil River, ‘I Am Very Far’ (Jagjaguwar)

As a former critic, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheffknows that being championed as a "great singer-songwriter" can be a compliment and a trap. Especially whe…
By: 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:…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Peter Gaston / January 11, 2011

Norah Jones & Ryan Adams Cowrite on New Album

After three wildly successful albums that sold some 36 million copies worldwide, singer/songwriter Norah Jones will shake up her winning formula on her as-yet-untitled fourth…
By: Peter Gaston / August 21, 2009

Video: Okkervil’s Will Sheff Explains New Tune

Considering the hyper-literate rambles of many Okkervil River's songs, we thought is wise to reach out to frontman Will Sheff for some answers. Below, he…
By: William Goodman / October 16, 2008

Raconteurs, TV on the Radio, and Vampire Weekend Headline Treasure Island Festival

The Treasure Island Music Festival closed out the summer last weekend in San Francisco with an all-star lineup, including the Raconteurs, TV on the Radio,…
By: Jennifer Pollock / September 25, 2008

New Albums From Calexico, Gym Class Heroes, Kimya Dawson, and 9 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today: Calexico, Carried to DustFolk-rock impressionists trace poignant cross-country journey.(READ REVIEW)Liste…
By: SPIN Staff / September 9, 2008

Lollapalooza ’08 Editors’ Blog: Five (Maybe More) Observations from Day Two

1. I once read a news story about a biker-dude lottery winner who lived at home with his mom on Long Island and admitted to…
By: Doug Brod / August 3, 2008

SPIN’s Week in Review, June 2-6

Though its solstice is still a few weeks off, summer unofficially kicked off this week as many Americans came to terms with June's arrival: "Whoa,…
By: William Goodman / June 6, 2008

Shearwater

What? After re-releasing a re-mastered, re-jiggered edition of 2006's disquieting Palo Santo on new label home Matador last year, dramatic indie rockers Shearwater dro…
By: Larry Fitzmaurice / June 5, 2008
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