Jul 13 18

New Okkervil River EP – “New Blood” b/w “Skiptracer”

“ Celebratory and uplifting ”  – NPR


“The best album of his band’s often-excellent run. ” – Rolling Stone



“The way Will Sheff uses his voice remains the thing that makes every new Okkervil River album exciting. He’s been in a lane of his own for years, making reliably good music and never sounding like anyone else.”  – Brooklyn Vegan


Fresh off three months of touring, Okkervil River are preparing for a trio of East Coast dates in support of their new album  In The Rainbow Rain , released via ATO Records this year. Following those dates, Will Sheff and his bandmates will head across the Atlantic for a European jaunt.


Ahead of their upcoming dates in Brooklyn, Asbury Park and Philadelphia, Okkervil River are pleased to unveil two brand new tracks, New Blood and Skiptracer – both written and recorded during sessions for  In The Rainbow Rain . Songwriter Will Sheff explains, “ I wrote a ton of songs for the album… Some of these songs that didn’t end up on the record were very dear to me, and I was excited to get a chance to come back and put on the finishing touches. ”


The two tracks depict both ends of Sheff’s creative axis, with  New Blood representing the buoyant and emotionally candid  In The Rainbow Rain, while Skiptracer inhabits the more introspective landscape of its predecessor, Okkervil River’s 2016 album Away.


US September Dates
13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
14 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NY
15 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA


September EU
21   Reeperbahn Festival, HAMBURG-NORD, DE
22   Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen, DK
23   Rockefeller Music Hall, OSLO, NO
24   Debaser Strand, STOCKHOLM, SE
26   Lido, BERLIN, DE
27   Gebäude 9, KOLN, DE
28   Sugar Factory, AMSTERDAM, NL
29   Rotown Rotterdam, ROTTERDAM, NL
30   Le Botanique, SAIT-JOSSE-TEN-NOODE, BE


October EU
01   Point Ephemere, PARIS, FR
03   Glee Club, BIRMINGHAM, UK
04   Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
05   Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS, UK
06   Stereo, GLASGOW, UK
07   Gorilla, MANCHESTER, UK
09   The Haunt, BRIGHTON, UK
10   Koko, LONDON, UK
12   Roisin Dubh, GALWAY, IE
13   The Grand Social, DUBLIN, IE