I Am Very Far by Okkervil River…. *love*

Okkervil River – Wake And Be Fine by Rhythmethod

I don’t know what the general vibe on the intertubes of super highway love canals is on I Am Very Far by Okkervil River, but I lurrrrrve it. A great evolution from Stage Names yet unmistakenly Okkervillian!  AND the whole thing is up on the Soundclouds?  Yes please.  Picked this up on vinyl down in Phoenix, the way the good lard intended.

I Am Very Far by Okkervil River

*edit – What’s interesting to me is the number of plays track one got vs. the rest…. About 10 times as many plays than the rest of the album. Is that how you judge the album? One song, and maybe the 2nd, fuck the other 9???? Hot damn, that’s fucked up. I get it if you don’t like it, you don’t like it, but I’d assume that more than just 2-4K listeners (assuming no repeaters) came into the stream with at least a bit of knowledge on who & what Okkervil River sounds like, right? So you’d think of the nearly 40,000 people who came into the stream, a bit more than 2,000 would’ve given the who album a go…. sign o’ the times, I s’pose.

Oh well.


3 comments for “I Am Very Far by Okkervil River…. *love*

  1. June 27, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    I really love this album, too. Coincidentally, I just wrote about it yesterday. Took me a little bit to absorb it because there is so much going on. So much freaking good music going on there.

  2. Eddie
    June 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Re: the numbers of plays turning out like that: You got to factor in the folks who dig O.R. already and leafed through tracks 1-4, concluding before going further, “Dope, I’m gunna go to my local/iTunes record mart right now and spend my shekels!”

    Me? I’m not that hooked on this one. The too-tempered production lacks some of the earnest urgency Will’s voice recalls. Track 7 though has it, more space and counterpoint to “where” the instruments are in the mix.

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