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Okkervil River

Okkervil River

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Okkervil River


Years Active: 1998 to present

Genre: Indie Rock, Folk Rock

Country: United States


Brian Cassidy (recordings only) (vocals, electric guitar, mandolin)
Lauren Gurgiolo
Justin Sherburn
Will Sheff (vocals, guitar)
Patrick Pestorius (bass)
Travis Nelsen (drums)
Scott Brackett (trumpet, keyboards)
Chris Heinrich, former member
Howard Draper, former member
Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, keyboards, accordion), former member
Mark Pedini, former member
Zach Thomas, former member
Seth Warren (electronics), former member

Artist Bio:

From their Wikipedia entry... 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. The band has garnered positive critical reception. Especially noted are each song's lyrics, intricate instrumentation, and thematic albums. In addition, they were recently 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, and Lou Reed. Okkervil River released their most recent album The Stand Ins on September 9th, 2008. They are promoting the release with a series of cover songs from the album on YouTube by......[Read More]