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2016

Away

Okkervil River

Tracks
  1. Okkervil River R.I.P.
  2. Call Yourself Renee
  3. The Industry
  4. Comes Indiana Through the Smoke
  5. Judey on a Street
  6. She Would Look for Me
  7. Mary on a Wave
  8. Frontman in Heaven
  9. Daps Spent Floating (In the Half Between)
Album Notes

 

“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.”

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