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Beth Wawerna

Okkervil River returned this month with their first new song in three years, “In A Light.” The single — a six-minute guitar jam that finds a sweet spot between the high-concept folk-rock Will Sheff made his name on and windows-down classic rock like Fleetwood Mac — celebrated a post-pandemic return to the road for the band alongside Damien Jurado this fall. Its B-side has since arrived, a jaunty finger-snapper called “It Hasn’t Happened Yet.” Check it out below.

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New York-based artist manager Justin Becker announced the launch of his new management firm, Murmuration. In the move to start his own company, Becker will bring along a roster of clients including Alex Lahey, Bayonne, Okkervil River, Sondre Lerche and Tift Merritt. “This past year has given all of us much to reflect upon,” explains Becker. “Many times, I found myself returning to the occurrence of birds in Murmuration, and how an individual’s behavior, when done with purpose, has the ability to scale and create real impact. It’s in that spirit that I’m excited to begin 2021 with the creation […]

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In 1970, the man considered a “voodoo Richie Havens” celebrated his roots and condemned slavery on his gripping debut LP. Fans and participants look back at a sui generis cult classic For more, check out: (Source)

One night in 2005 in Austin, Okkervil River was performing at a crowded art opening for William Schaff, the visual artist behind the majority of the band’s album covers. The celebration “quickly spiraled into a Jameson-fueled mental breakdown,” said Schaff. Travis Nelsen, Okkervil’s drummer from 2003-2010, was no stranger to public meltdowns, and stuck by […]