Okkervil River


#1

#2

Cool. Great band.

Liked Away, but didn’t dig it quite as much as The Silver Gymnasium which is one of the most joyous albums I’ve ever heard.


#3

Ha! Just bumped the “Away” thread because of this news. New song is “nice”, great build towards the end.

Hope I can get to see them live this year. Only ever caught festival sets (both at EOTR), and really want to see them on their own terms.


#4

Urgh! Koko! 10th October. Really not keen on Koko. Still, needs must…


#5

they barely play here. always just London it seems :frowning:


#6

Last album was really good. Think i’ve already said it but them and Shearwater seem to have a one good album-one bad album thing that runs opposite timeline wise


#7

New song is dull


#8

Not feeling this really, and was really unmoved by the last two albums.


#9

Of the last few albums, I liked I Am Very Far and The Silver Gymnasium a lot, but thought Away was a bit too lifeless. I’ll give this one a go anyway.


#10

You definitely won’t like this one by the sound of it, he says it sounds totally different to Away


#11

Think I just liked the vibe of the last un more than anything. Call Yourself Renee in particular sounds incredible


#12

I liked Away more than Silver Gymnasium but both didn’t do much for me.

I put these in the same boat as Tindersticks; bands who I fucking love but whose output is now always a bit disappointing. I don’t think OR will ever hit the highs of Black Sheep Boy and The Stage Names again, but that’s ok because I can still listen to those whenever I want.


#13

I agree OR have faded somewhat from those glorious earlier records, but Tindersticks I still think are putting out great music.


#14

A lot of people do, but their newer stuff bores the tits off me. :man_shrugging:


#15

Haven’t listened to them for years but i liked ‘Down the River…’ quite a bit. That run of War Criminal > Velocity > Dead Faces > Maine Island Lovers is top quality.


#16

Will Sheff doing an acoustic show at the Slaughtered Lamb on 26th March. Tickets on sale at 10am tomorrow.

Save me one please, DiS!


#17

Tickets on sale. Got mine. Can’t wait for this.


#18

Sold out in 5 minutes, FFS. Was busy trying to get Jon Hopkins tickets which went on sale at the same time, which I thought would sell out faster :confused:


#19

That was quick! Pleased I got in there then. Also means I can forget about the Koko show. As much I’d have liked a full band show, I really don’t like Koko. This is a good compromise and there’s still a slim hope of EOTR.


#20