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Travis Nelsen, Former Okkervil River Drummer, Dies

Travis Nelsen, Okkervil River's drummer from 2003-2010, died on Tuesday (April 7). The band announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday.
Daniel Kohn / April 11, 2020

Video: Okkervil River – “Pulled Up The Ribbon”

Okkervil River have released the video for "Pulled Up The Ribbon," the second single off their upcoming LP In the Rainbow Rain. Watch below.
Arielle Gordon / March 20, 2018

Okkervil River – “Don’t Move Back to LA”

Will Sheff's folk-rock project Okkervil River has shared a new single, "Don't Move Back to LA." The band will release their ninth studio album In the…
Arielle Gordon / February 12, 2018

Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced Featuring Lee Ranaldo, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Josh Ritter, and More

Brooklyn label Royal Potato Family is putting out a CD and vinyl release of a live Leonard Cohen tribute concert that occurred in January of this…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 31, 2017

Video: Okkervil River – “Mary On A Wave”

Earlier today, Okkervil River shared a video for "Mary On A Wave," the newest single from the group’s latest album, Away. The video shows clips…
Taylor Berman / January 18, 2017

A New Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Will Feature Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, More

The latest tribute to Leonard Cohen, following up a star-powered show in San Francisco last month, is a benefit concert in Brooklyn on January 24th entitled…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 19, 2016

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’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: May 10, 2011Label: JagjaguwarAs a former critic, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff knows that being championed as a "great…
Michael Tedder / May 10, 2011
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