Monday, June 20, 2011

Music Mondays- Okkervil River


Okkervil River is an indie rock band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. They 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.
Okkervil River released the album The Stand Ins on September 9, 2008. They promoted the release with a series of cover songs from the album on YouTube by people they've met as a band. Their 2010 collaboration as a backing band with psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson yielded True Love Cast Out All Evil. On May 10, 2011, Okkervil River released their sixth full-length album, I Am Very Far.

20 comments:

abby | ybba said...

I would say that this is sOOoooO indie of you. I love it.

-Abby

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Tere said...

wow! amazing post, i haven't knew him!
have a nice day

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Kate L. said...

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indie.electronic.alternative. said...

thanks for your comment! i need to check this band out. haven't heard of them before. love your blogger features. i'd definitely be interested in doing one!

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marialε said...

interesting, would try to listen to their music
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Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

Great Music Monday band to feature and I enjoyed learning about their start. Nice post :)

Edgy said...

Lovely post :) I really like your blog, maybe you want to follow each other?

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Ellie said...

Wow I'd never heard of them but I will definitely check them out! Loving your blog, I'm definitely following. Hope you'll check out mine as well!
-Ellie

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I have never heard of this band before! I definitely wanna check them out now. :)

Ellie..♥ said...

great post :)

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Rifga™ said...

i love the song 'for real' by okkervil river. even the video is great!

and thankyou for your comment on my blog! :) i'm already following you :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog cupcake.

Have a fab week!
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Morgane Melo said...

Thanks for your comment in my blog :D I don't know this band; I'm going to listen to them! Thanks for the discovery! bisette

CollegeCurl13 said...

Thank you to all of my new followers! I'm glad that you guys like my blog and this band ;)