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Live Video: Okkervil River

On Away, his eighth album with Okkervil River, Will Sheff winds back to the spacious sounds of his early records while visiting more mature topics of death, dissolution and rebirth. During his latest visit to KEXP, the Austin-based troubadour brings a full band to further enliven his new songs and bring them closer to ourRead more…

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Monday Music News

KEXP was lucky to host an in-studio session with Okkervil River over the weekend. If you missed it, here’s a consolation prize: a new video for the track “Judey on a Street” off their recently released eighth full-length, Away. Director Gabrielle Demeestere captures actor Steven Ogg, meandering throughout nature. Founding member/frontman Will Sheff explains, “ThisRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 3rd: DJ Shadow, Noer The Boy at The Showbox (more info) Andrew W.K. at Neumos (more info) Patti Smith at University Bookstore (more info) Tuesday, October 4th: Robyn Hitchcock with Emma Swift at Fremont Abbey Arts Center (more info)

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Live Review: Okkervil River (Will Sheff solo) at Columbia City Theater 12/14/15

Okkervil River‘s 2005 masterpiece, Black Sheep Boy, is one of those records that grabs you wherever you’re at. If you haven’t gotten the divine pleasure of experiencing it yet, I promise you, it will grab you at some point soon. There’s just something about the coming-of-age brilliance of its narrative that is simultaneously easy toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 14th: • Will Sheff of Okkervil River at Columbia City Theatre // 21+ (more info) • Porter Ray, Stas THEE Boss, JusMoni, Astro King Phoenix, Ca$htro at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 15th: • Patterson Hood (of Drive By Truckers), Thayer Sarrano at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (moreRead more…

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Out This Week 12/4

Thank goodness, there is still time to vote for Lil BUB‘s debut album in KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2015 Countdown. (Voting ends this Friday, December 11th, by the way.) Yes, the internet celebri-cat releases her first full-length, which Andrew WK describes as “the sonic equivalent to holding Lil BUB in your own arms.” 25%Read more…

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Live Video: Okkervil River

Throughout Okkervil River‘s in-studio session, frontman Will Sheff keeps breaking into giggles. And if you look closely around the room, you’ll see plastic action figures perched on the keyboard or suspended from the mic stand. It’s that sense of childlike wonder that Sheff taps into for the band’s seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium, a conceptRead more…

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Live Review: Austin City Limits 2013, Friday

Although it might shift to include Sasquatch and Governor’s Ball next year, there are essentially four music festivals that form the festival season narrative in 2013. Typically, Coachella sets the bar for the rest of the year in April, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza try and outdo it through sheer size and spectacle, respectively, and then AustinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Okkervil River: It Was My Season

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “It Was My Season”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Foals have accompanied their electronic crescendo-filled track “Bad Habit” off their most recent album Holy Fire with a video that’s fit for the big screen. Wandering through the desert after a siren like woman, singer Yannis Philippakis is desperate for something more than water. Slowly the illusions crumble and he is left with a millionRead more…

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