haunting, deeply personal and emotional ballads that draw close to bill Callahan and ryley walker in places but remain true to the idiosyncratic and utterly unique sound of okkervil river.
recorded in just a couple of takes with an ensemble of musicians taken mostly from the avant garde and jazz scenes has given ‘away’ a sense of immediacy and urgency that adds weight to the weighty and sombre lyrics. standout track ‘judey on a street’ showcases the talents of ymusic as well who take a minimalist, almost penguin café orchestra approach to bolster the seven minute ode. “from the ashes of his old life, will sheff has carved out a new and very bright future for himself” – 3/5 mojo
- Okkervil River R.I.P.
- Call Yourself Renee
- The Industry
- Comes Indiana Through The Smoke
- Judey On A Street
- She Would Look For Me
- Mary On A Wave
- Frontman In Heaven
- Days Spent Floating (In The Halfbetween)