"The goal was to push my brain to places it didn't want to go. The idea was to not have any idea – to keep myself confused about what I was doing," frontman Will Sheff says about Okkervil River's newest album. "I produced it myself so that I could extend the songwriting process all the way through to the very last second of recording, so the songs would never really stop changing." The resulting record, 'I am Very Far,' is a startling break from anything this band has done before. By turns terrifying and joyous, violent and serene, grotesque and romantic, it's a celebration of forces beyond our control.

Okkervil River’s “I Am Very Far” Debuts at #31 on Billboard

Okkervil River’s new album I Am Very Far entered¬†the U.S. Billboard charts today at #31, and at #66 in the U.K. This represents Okkervil River’s first Top 40 placement in the history of their career, and the first time they’ve placed on the U.K. charts. Big CONGRATS to everybody on Team Okkervil, and especially to you, all the fans, for making this happen!



Okkervil River’s Will Sheff Talks with artist Will Schaff

“Interesting Rock Talk. No, Really.” that’s the headline at the New York Times for the above interview between Okkervil River lead singer and songwriter Will Sheff and Will Schaff the artist behind all of Okkervil River’s iconic record covers. For year’s the two have been confused as the same person, and here lies video proof that they are indeed different gentlemen. It’s a great conversation between these two artists and an interesting look into how their collaboration has worked over the years. You can also check out an in-depth interview w/ Schaff on his work with Okkervil River over the years HERE.


Okkervil River Perform “Rider” on The Late Show With David Letterman

On Friday night Okkervil River returned to the small screen to make their second television appearance of the year. This time the band played on The Late Show with David Letterman, and filled the stage with players who helped deliver a lively performance of “Rider.” ¬†If you missed it the first time be sure to check out the re-run above!

Under The Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features lots of Okkervil River Goodies

Under The Radar is currently holding a charity auction to benefit the relief effort in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the nation. Among the items being auctioned are three copies of the poster above autographed by each band that played UTR’s SXSW party this year, including Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Porcelain Raft, Surfer Blood and more. Other Okkervil River rarities and more items donated by the participating bands are also included in the auction. The bidding ends tomorrow at 10am (PST). Check out more info and links to the items being auctioned off at Under The Radar’s website HERE.


Your Past Life As A Blast by Okkervil River

Your Past Life As A Blast by Okkervil River

Wake and Be Fine by Okkervil River

Lost Coastlines by Okkervil River

Wake and Be Fine by Okkervil River
It Ends With a Fall by Okkervil River
For Real by Okkervil River
Black by Okkervil River
No Key, No Plan by Okkervil River
The President's Dead by Okkervil River
Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe by Okkervil River
Lost Coastlines by Okkervil River
Pop Lie by Okkervil River

Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe

Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe

Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater - Solo Performance

Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge - Solo Performance

San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall - Solo Performance

San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall - Solo Performance

Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Solo Performance

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