Tag: Okkervil River

Weekend Showcase 4.17

Weekend Showcase 4.17

On this beautiful first weekend of May, the Weekend Showcase 4.17 edition turns up the temperature with thirty-seven (37) tunes. The artists and bands represent a lucky 13 countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Japan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the […]

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Okkervil River – ‘In the Rainbow Rain’ (album review)

Okkervil River – ‘In the Rainbow Rain’ (album review)

In The Rainbow Rain by Okkervil River Less than 18 months ago, Will Sheff, the mastermind behind Okkervil River, released the excellent Away. It saw the New Hampshire native holding on to the past and reminiscing about his late grandfather, the transformation of the band, and his own vulnerability. The record was a rare look into Sheff’s mind, as he’s […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.06

Weekend Showcase 4.06

It was Valentine’s week, and we fell in love with several new artists and bands. We also fell head over heels again for some of indie’s greatest artists, who surprised us with the gift of new songs. To hear what we mean, the Weekend Showcase 4.06 edition reviews the week that was in music. The playlist has 55 songs from 14 […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th rocks. Literally, the nine songs are predominantly rock tunes – or have basis in rock ‘n roll, indie rock, punk rock, or folk-rock. There is one song, however, that’s beyond categorization. For the most part, this mini-playlist will get the blood flowing, so you can skip that second or third cup of coffee and opt […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.05

Weekend Showcase 3.05

Fifty-one (51) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 3.05 edition. As always, the playlist is a global one with thirteen countries represented. They include: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Germany, Iceland, Mali, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy the great music and […]

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The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th offers a smooth 9 songs on this Tuesday. There is one notable name, but the remaining artists are on the verge of something really, really special. Amber Arcades – “It Changes” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett Annelotte de Graaf – the woman behind Amber Arcades – has become one of our all-time favorite artists on […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.36

Weekend Showcase 2.36

On this final weekend of summer, we offer the Weekend Showcase 2.36, our weekly playlist featuring new music from around the world. Find 50 songs on this week’s edition. Old favorites can be found as well a couple of dozen newcomers. As usual, the playlist features a bevy of countries and regions – seventeen to be exact. The listed places […]

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Okkervil River – “Away”

Okkervil River – “Away”

When speaking about the most influential songwriters of the current millennium, rarely does Okkervil River‘s Will Sheff get mentioned. It is a surprising thought as their efforts have always been intelligent concept albums. From The Black Sheep Boy to The Stand Ins to The Silver Gymnasium, they challenged our perceptions on what music ought to be. They shared elaborate stories […]

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