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    Okkervil River

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Indie
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1A Stone lyrics
    2Down The River Of Golden Dreams lyrics
    3Walking Without Frankie lyrics
    4On Tour With Zykos lyrics
    5For The Enemy lyrics
    All The Time Every Day lyrics
    7No Key, No Plan lyrics
    8Title Track lyrics
    9Singer Songwriter lyrics
    10Kathy Keller lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    6,069 4.0/5
    Away [2016]
    2The Stage Names [2007]
    Black Sheep Boy [2005]
    4Overboard & Down [2006]
    5Stars Too Small To Use [2000]
    6There's Nothing Quite Like the Blinding Lights [2005]
    7Don't Fall In Love with Everyone You See [2002]
    8Down the River of Golden Dreams [2003]
    9Sleep & Wake-Up Songs [2004]
    10Black Sheep Boy Appendix [2005]


    OOkkervil River is an indie/folk rock band from Austin, Texas USA. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. The band currently consists of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), Justin Shurburn (guitar, keyboards), Lauren Gurgiolo (guitar, pedal steel, mandolin), Scott Brackett (keyboards, trumpet, percussion), Peter Pestorius (bass, keyboards) and Travis Nelsen (drums).

    The band self-released their first album, Stars Too Small to Use, which led them to the south by southwest music festival. After recording their first album in a garage, they signed with Jagjaguwar. Okkervil River continued by releasing four more albums, including critically lauded concept album Black Sheep Boy.

    After a period of touring for Black Sheep Boy, Okkervil River followed up with The Stage Names. The album sold 10,000 in its opening week in the United States. The group released a free covers album, Golden Opportunities Mixtape from their live performances.

    The band has garnered positive critical reception. Especially noted are each song's lyrics, intricate instrumentation, and thematic albums. In addition, they were featured on the talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien and have performed with high profile bands such as The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, The National, and Lou Reed.

    1998 Bedroom EP
    1999 Stars Too Small to Use
    2002 Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See
    2003 Down the River of Golden Dreams
    2003 Julie Doiron/Okkervil River (A split CD with Julie Dorion)
    2004 Sleep and Wake-Up Songs (EP)
    2004 Sham Wedding/Hoax Funeral (A split CD with Shearwater)
    2005 Black Sheep Boy
    2005 Black Sheep Boy Appendix (EP)
    2006 Overboard and Down (EP)
    2007 The Stage Names
    2008 The Stand-Ins
    2011 I Am Very Far

    Current band members:
    Will Sheff - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica (keyboard occasionally)
    Travis Nelsen - drums, misc. percussion
    Scott Brackett - trumpet, coronet, keyboards, organ, tape player, misc. percussion
    Patrick Pestorius - bass, piano, woodblocks
    Justin Sherburn - keys, guitar
    Lauren Gurgiolo - electric guitar, pedal steel, mandolin

    Past band members:
    Seth Warren - guitar
    Zachary Thomas - vocals, bass
    Jonathan Meiburg - vocals, banjo, guitar, accordion, piano, organ
    Mark Pedini - drums
    Brian Cassidy - electric guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, melodica (keyboard and accordion when on tour without Jonathan)

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