“The goal was to push my brain to places it didn’t want to go. The idea was to not have any idea — to keep myself confused about what I was doing.” – Will Sheff
Okkervil River will be performing at The Granada in Lawrence on Monday, September 19th. The Austin, Texas band has already performed on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this year to promote their latest album, I Am Very Far. Will Sheff, lead singer and songwriter, went back to his hometown in New Hampshire to write the album and emerged with thirty songs to choose from.
I Am Very Far “is a startling break from anything this band has done before. By turns terrifying and joyous, violent and serene, grotesque and romantic, it’s a celebration of forces beyond our control.”
Watch the video for “Wake and Be Fine” from the latest album.