Wednesday, July 18

OKKERVIL RIVER


In November 2005, I wrote about Austin indie rockers OKKERVIL RIVER thusly:

"I first discovered [these guys] with the ragged epic "The War Criminal Rises and Speaks," and I've been with them ever since. There's something unhinged about them -- the charmingly circuitous lyrics; WILL SHEFF's cracked, semi-hysterical voice; the warm-yet-eccentric instrumentation."

All of which are back on display on their latest release, THE STAGE NAMES, available August 7 on JAGJAGUWAR. The first three songs seem the strongest to me (first time through, anyway), but I have a feeling this will be a "grower." We shall see....

OKKERVIL RIVER on MySPACE.

OKKERVIL RIVER eventually >>>

Sep 3 2007 8:30P/Casbah/San Diego, California
Sep 4 2007 8:00P/Troubadour/Los Angeles, California
Sep 5 2007 8:00P/Independent/San Francisco, California
Sep 8 2007 8:00P/Berbati's Pan (MusicFest NW)/Portland, Oregon
Sep 9 2007 8:00P/Richard's on Richards/Vancouver, British Columbia
Sep 10 2007 8:00P/Neumos/Seattle, Washington
Sep 13 2007 8:00P/Marquis Theatre/Denver, Colorado
Sep 14 2007 8:00P/Waiting Room/Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 15 2007 9:00P/Picador/Iowa City, Iowa
Sep 17 2007 8:00P/Pabst Theater/Milwaukee, Wisconsin


From the LP THE STAGE NAMES, 2007 >>>
[
MP3] "A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene"

From the EP BLACK SHEEP BOY APPENDIX, 2005 >>>
[
MP3] "No Key, No Plan"
[
MP3] "Another Radio Song"

From the LP BLACK SHEEP BOY, 2005 >>>
[
MP3] "Black"
[
MP3] "The Latest Toughs"

From the LP DOWN THE RIVER OF GOLDEN DREAMS, 2003 >>>
[
MP3] "The War Criminal Rises and Speaks"
[
MP3] "It Ends With a Fall"

From the LP DONT FALL IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE YOU SEE, 2002 >>>
[
MP3] "Westfall"

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff said...

I've only listened to 'The Stage Names' a few times, but I've liked it more each time, so you could be right about it being a grower.

6:41 PM  

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