Posts Tagged ‘Okkervil River’

Lots and lots of good new stuff this week…lucky thirteen in fact!

  1. Courtney Barnett – City Looks Pretty
  2. Father John Misty – Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
  3. T. Hardy Morris – Be
  4. Fidlar – Alcohol
  5. Okkervil River – Famous Tracheotomies
  6. Wavves – All Star Goth
  7. Tancred – Queen Of New York
  8. Iceage – The Day The Music Dies
  9. Mazzy Star – Quiet, The Winter Harbour
  10. Jim James – Just A Fool
  11. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Hold That Thought
  12. American Wrestlers – Ignoramus
  13. Milk Carton Kids – One More For The Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okkervil River have released a new song and video Pulled Up The Ribbon, it is the second new track from their forthcoming album In The Rainbow Rain, out  27th April on ATO Records.

The song is a hooky, uptempo track with a yearning, wide screen feel. The epic and esoteric video follows the band as they embark on a mystical journey that seems to transcend time.

Watch below.

 

Okkervil River’s new record is called In The Rainbow Rain, and is released on the 27th April.

Described as a buoyant and playful record spattered with starbursts of electric guitar, big blooms of synth, and a chorus of backing vocals, the first taste is Don’t Move Back To LA, the light-hearted midpoint of the album. Bandleader Will Sheff says the song “had a very straightforward impulse behind it: a bunch of my best friends all moved to LA and I was really sad about it so I wrote a song about how I didn’t want them to leave…I think the song is also kind of about my own deep and long-held desire to get the hell out of New York City.

Listen below.

 

Amazon Studios have announced the release of Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm, a new holiday special inspired by the acclaimed children’s book series from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Okkervil River have contributed the theme song titled What Friends Do, of which Will Sheff says, “I listened intently and repeatedly to my favorite kids’ songs by writers like Joe Raposo and Harry Nilsson. There’s something about writing songs tailor-made for kids, I noticed, that brings out something really tender and urgent in adults. The original ‘Click Clack Moo’ book, is about a bunch of farm animals who learn that by banding together they can get the farmer to provide them with better living conditions. So I thought I’d write a song that reflected that message – that if you stand together with your friends and if you stand up for your friends you’ll never feel alone and you’ll be able to get great things on behalf of everybody, stuff that would never be possible to do all yourself.

Listen below.

 

best of the weekNine songs for your listening pleasure gathered from the week’s new releases.

We have Mountain Goats showing that even with a throwaway song, composed off the back of a jokey Twitter conversation, John Darnielle can better 95% of what is out there, whilst Molly Burch and Tara Jane O’Neil’s beautifully composed songs are at the other end of the pendulum’s swing.

We also have some brilliant fuzzy, indie rock from Snail Mail, Okkervil River’s cover of a Roky Erikson gem especially for Amazon’s Valentines playlist, and another cover (this time it is the Jesus & Mary Chain) from Beach Slang. Some catchy, but caustic punk from Bleached, and some equally catchy garage-punk from The Courtneys. We finish off with a wonderful 60s psych-freak-folk inspired track from Shadow Band.

Enjoy.

  1. Snail Mail – Thinning
  2. Okkervil River – You Don’t Love Me Yet  (Roky Erikson cover)
  3. Mountain Goats – The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones
  4. Molly Burch – Wrong For You
  5. Bleached – Can You Deal?
  6. Tara Jane O’Neil – Sand
  7. The Courtneys – Minnesota
  8. Beach Slang – Sometimes Always  (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
  9. Shadow Band – Daylight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekHaving spent a mighty fine week soaking up the sunshine in Crete we are feeling pretty good about life. And if that wasn’t enough here are ten of the best of the week’s new releases (as judged by us of course).

They Include the very welcome return of fire and brimstone gothic folkies Wovenhand and Argentinian garage-posters Las Kellies, cracking tracks from Bueno and Okkervil River, a pretty sweet cover from the Devil Makes Three, and plenty more besides.

Soak it up…

  1. The Devil Makes Three – Champagne and Reefer  (Muddy Waters cover)
  2. Bueno – Blown Out
  3. Wovenhand – Come Brave
  4. Billie Marten – Lionhearted
  5. Las Kellies – Summer Breeze
  6. Vomitface – Dramamine
  7. JEFF The Brotherhood – Idiot
  8. Raveonettes – Where Are You Wild Horses?
  9. Pfarmers – Red Vermin
  10. Okkervil River – The Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekIt can never be seen as a bad week when you have brand new songs from Okkervil River and the Low Anthem to share.

And not only that, we have seven other new tunes for you as well from the likes of Father John MistyPsychic Ills and The Gotobeds.

Dig in.

  1. Okkervil River – Okkervil River R.I.P.
  2. The Low Anthem – The Pepsi Moon
  3. Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
  4. Psychic Ills – Baby
  5. Andy Shauf – Twist Your Ankle
  6. Esme Patterson – Wantin Ain’t Getting
  7. C.W. Stoneking – The Thing I Done
  8. Odonis Odonis – Vanta Black
  9. The Gotobeds – Bodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bumper round up this week – new songs from The Decemberists, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Saintseneca, the mighty Killing Joke, cover songs from Iron & Wine and Okkervil River and plenty more besides.

  1. The Decemberists – Why Would I Now?
  2. Saintseneca – River
  3. Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Shapeless
  4. Killing Joke – I Am The Virus
  5. The Lovely Eggs – Goofing’ Around (In Lancashire)
  6. Wolf Alice – Baby Ain’t Made Of China
  7. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Mississippi It’s Time
  8. The Mantles – Police My Love
  9. Iron & Wine – Albuquerque (Neil Young cover)
  10. Okkervil River – I’m In Love With Susan Smith (Tom House cover)

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Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013.

50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan

More From Daughn Gibson

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49 The Men – New Moon

MM Shorts 331: The Men - New Moon

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48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys

Pissed Jeans - Honeys

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47 The Dodos – Confidence

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46 Holograms – Forever

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45 Colleen Green – Sock It To Me

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44 Blank Realm – Go Easy

Blank Realm Go Easy

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43 Night Beds – Country Sleep

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42 Agnes Obel – Aventine

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41 Grass House – A Sun Full And Drowning

Grass House Debut Album

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40 The Oblivians – Desperation

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39 Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Any Port In A Storm

Scott & Charlene's Wedding - New Single & Album

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38 No Age – An Object

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37 Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain

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36 Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum

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35 Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

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34 John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

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33 Fuzz – Fuzz

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32 I See Hawks In L.A. – Mystery Drug

New Album From I See Hawks In L.A.

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31 Savages – Silence Yourself

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American Songwriter's Free September Sampler

The Muse is the title of the regular free sampler from American Songwriter and the September offering is a cracker – twelve brilliant tracks including such MM faves as Okkervil River, Hurray for the Riff Raff, T Hardy Morris, Duquette Johnston, Golden Suits, Amanda Shires and more.

Check out some of our favourites below, or just click here for more details and to grab the whole thing for free.

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