OKKERVIL RIVER  |  I Am Very Far: The Lyrics

Will Sheff of Okkervil River has long been recognized for his writing: a

contributor to McSweeney's, Sheff was nominated for a GRAMMY for his liner

notes for Roky Erickson's 2010 album "True Love Cast Out All Evil," and The

New York Times declared that "Sheff writes like a novelist."

It is with great pleasure that Jagjaguwar presents "I Am Very Far: The

Lyrics," a hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision

for his latest and most refined album to date, Okkervil River's "I Am Very

Far." Meant to function as a distinct entrance point into the content of the

music, "I Am Very Far: The Lyrics" is set for release in advance of the


Functioning as much more than a complement to the albums themselves, Sheff's

prose weaves tales both subtle and dynamic, and enriches the content of his

songs. Including the lyrics for the single "Mermaid" and other songs

recorded during the "I Am Very Far" sessions, "I Am Very Far: The Lyrics" is

a complete work in its own right.

(JAG183 released: 04/26/11)

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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