Another strong track from Okkervil River’s upcoming album The Silver Gymnasium. I’m really looking forward to seeing them in October at The Wiltern.
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An interesting rendition of Hanni El Khatib’s “Save Me” in the desert near Joshua Tree via NPR’s “Field Recordings” series. The performance isn’t as strong as the recorded version but it’s interesting nonetheless and translates reasonably well in an acoustic setting.
A wonderful new video for one of the highlights of Dawes’ most recent album Stories Don’t End. I love videos from bands that give an insight in to live shows from both their perspective and that of their fans. The format steps away from the “video as a portrayal of a song’s subject” approach and, instead, presents what goes in to bringing that song to life for fans night in and night out.
Damien Jurado gave “Museum of Flight” off of Maraqopa a similar treatment that’s also very much worth checking out.
A well-produced documentary and a great look at a band who, ten years later (and after only one album), still means so much to so many people.
One of punk’s greatest bands live via Marinet TVM. I still need to see them live and sincerely hope I get the chance to before they hang things up. Superb performance.
Odd video, fantastic song, great album.
Not out of place at all at an open mic night. Excellent.
It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It’s really fucking epic. Seriously.
It took me longer than it should have to get in to Arcade Fire but I have been absolutely hooked of late. This album should be genuinely incredible (especially given the band’s track record and Murphy’s involvement).
“The next album from the Austin, Texas band Okkervil River will tell the childhood tale of its lead singer and songwriter Will Sheff, a self-described awkward, nearsighted, asthmatic kid growing up the small town of Meriden, New Hampshire. The music on The Silver Gymnasium, out on September 3, is some of Okkervil River’s best …”
Cannot wait for this.
Beautiful, stripped down song from a musician with a strong voice and truly heartfelt delivery. Highly recommended.