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Okkervil River

Okkervil River - FUV Live - 2013

by Russ Borris

The Silver Gymnasium is the seventh full-length album from Okkervil River, and it sees frontman Will Sheff taking a stroll down memory lane. The songs make reference to his experience growing up in New Hampshire in the '80s, with details about bad TV, cassette tapes and playing Atari. In promoting the album, Sheff actually developed an 8-bit video game and even released the new songs on cassette.

Okkervil River - Words & Music - 2011

by Russ Borris

This Austin band made a name for itself with concept albums that dealt with popular culture, the rock 'n roll lifestyle and heroin addiction. Now Okkervil River has released 'I Am Very Far' -- a set of songs that defy any one theme, but still feel connected. Frontman Will Sheff and the band recently shared a few of the songs and stories, during a Studio A session with FUV's Russ Borris. [05/11/2011]