01.09.2016 news

New Okkervil River Album ‘Away’ Available Now; On Tour Now!

Okkervil River’s new album Away is now available, and critics are praising it as one of the band’s best ever.

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NPR says of the album, “Away is a rebuilding-yourself-from-the-ground-up kind of record… Sheff uses the occasion to take his time and let his songs breathe.”

“[Away] is a cause for joy.” – The Wall Street Journal
“It may be Okkervil River’s best album yet.” – UNCUT
“It’s a testament to Sheff’s considerable gifts… graceful and evocative.” – NPR
“A gorgeous collection …. as poignant as anything Nick Drake ever penned… astounding.” – Under the Radar
“[Away] is a tremendous achievement.” – Consequence of Sound
“One of Okkervil River’s prettiest records to date – FOUR STARS” – American Songwriter

Watch the epic, moving video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, written and directed by, and starring Will Sheff, along with acclaimed actor Tim Blake Nelson (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, Lincoln). “Okkervil River R.I.P.” opens the Away, out now, and sets the tone for what Sheff sees as a turning point for his long-running indie-folk project. He says of the album: “Eventually, I realized I was 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.”

 

 

David Dye of the World Cafe called the track: “a gorgeous… song about soul-searching, finding the strength one needs to carry on in the face of adversity and finding solace in the ones we love.”

Okkervil River heads out on a world tour upon the albums release. See tour dates below and get tickets at the band’s website.

 

Okkervil River 2016 Tour Dates

9/14 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*

9/15 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*

9/16 @ Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC

9/19 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*

9/20 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*

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

9/23 @ 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN*

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

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

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

10/04 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

10/05 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/07 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*

10/08 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA*

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

10/11 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO*

10/13 @ Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN*

10/14 @ Metro – Chicago, IL#

10/15 @ The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI^

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

10/18 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA^

10/20 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY

10/30 @ Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway

10/31 @ Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden

11/02 @ Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden

11/03 @ Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

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

11/05 @ Paradiso Nord – Amsterdam, Holland

11/07 @ Petit Bain – Paris, France

11/08 @ Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium

11/10 @ Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK

11/11 @ Thekla – Bristol, UK

11/12 @ Gorilla – Manchester, UK

11/13 @ Stereo – Glasgow, UK

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