Okkervil River

Music , Rock and indie
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Okkervil River
Photograph: Ben Sklar
Okkervil River

On recent albums, singer-songwriter Will Sheff and his indie-folk crew Okkervil River tried on a more grandiose sound, adding complex orchestral arrangements to their sunny, sleek stylings. With the newest release, Away, though, Sheff strips down to turn toward a storytelling melancholy, narrating painful life transitions through death and adversity.

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