18.05.2016 news

Okkervil River Announces New Album ‘Away’ + Tour – Listen to “Okkervil RIP” at Pitchfork

ATO is pleased to announce the new Okkervil River album Away, available September 9th. Grab the exclusive pre-order colored vinyl version in our webstore, and check out the album’s opening track “Okkervil River R.I.P.” via Pitchfork

Pre-order Away: Official Store  | iTunes | Amazon


Okkervil River’s Will Sheff says of the album: 

“2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time in hospice sitting with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write enough to make a whole record. I didn’t really think about what the record was going to be or if I’d even release it—the idea was just to write quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was kind of writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”

Tour dates:

6/30 @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Outdoors) in Austin, TX%

7/01 @ The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX%

7/02 @ White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX%

7/03 @ Aztec Theater in San Antonio, TX%

7/14 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME

7/15 @ 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH

7/16 @ Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY

7/17 @ Higher Ground in Burlington, VT

7/20 @ National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY

9/14 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*

9/15 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*

9/16 @ Theatre Fairmount in Montreal, QC

9/19 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC*

9/20 @ Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC*

9/21 @ Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, GA*

9/23 @ 1884 Lounge in Memphis, TN*

9/24 @ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA*

9/30 @ The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ*

10/01 @ Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA*

10/04 @ Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA

10/05 @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA

10/07 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR*

10/08 @ Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA*

10/10 @ Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT*

10/11 @ Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO*

10/13 @ Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis, MN*

10/14 @ Metro in Chicago, IL#

10/15 @ The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI^

10/16 @ Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale, PA^

10/18 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA^

10/30 @ Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway

10/31 @ Pustervik in Gothenburg, Sweden

11/02 @ Debaser Strand in Stockholm, Sweden

11/03 @ Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark

11/04 @ Rolling Stone Weekender in Weissenhauser Strand, Germany

11/05 @ Paradiso Nord in Amsterdam, Holland

11/07 @ Petit Bain in Paris, France

11/08 @ Botanique Rotonde in Brussels, Belgium

11/10 @ Islington Assembly Hall in London, UK

11/11 @ Thekla in Bristol, UK

11/12 @ Gorilla in Manchester, UK

11/13 @ Stereo in Glasgow, UK

*with Landlady

#with Lip Talk

^with Landlady & Lip Talk

%with Shovels & Rope, Matt Vasquez, and Girl In A Coma

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