08 February 2011

New Okkervil River

Catchy brood-folk masters Okkervil River will release their sixth album, I Am Very Far, on May 10. The Austin, Texas outfit has a knack for crafting great songs with an unmistakeable lyrical wit and a certain hushed drama in the instrumentation. "Mermaid," the embedded song below, comes from a 12" single that they put out today. The track is a b-side to the album itself, but should still offer an idea of what the album will sound like.

Also, check out this video from a few weeks ago of the band playing the album track, "Wake and Be Fine," on Jimmy Fallon. Performing with Okkervil River are The Roots and A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers.

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