Okkervil River to perform full new album for live NPR webcast tomorrow

Music News | Apr 26th, 2011

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On April 27, NPR Music will stream Okkervil River performing their highly anticipated new album, ‘I Am Very Far’ (5/10, JAGJAGUWAR), live in its entirety at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX.

Starting at 6pm CT / 7 PM ET, NPR Music will stream the audio/video webcast online. Later that evening, KUT-FM will broadcast the performance and make the video webcast available on demand for a limited time at: http://www.npr.org/music

Live video will also be available on select NPR Member station websites. Find local stations at npr.org/stations.

The webcast marks the first chance to hear ‘I Am Very Far,’ which has already garnered critical acclaim. SPIN raved that the album “often [recalls] Dylan in deep-basement mode.” Billboard said the new songs “push sonic boundaries even by Okkervil River standards” and Uncut praised it as “thrilling” and “their best album yet.”

Today, JAGJAGUWAR released “I Am Very Far: The Lyrics Book” by frontman Will Sheff, a hardbound lyrics book meant to function as an entrance point into the album’s music. Order it here.

Okkervil River has also added several new headlining dates to their upcoming tour in support of ‘I Am Very Far,’ which includes a show at NYC’s Terminal 5 on June 7th.

See below for a full tour schedule.

OKKERVIL RIVER 2011 TOUR:

4/28 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
4/29 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival: AT&T South Stage
4/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (w/ Arcade Fire)
5/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse * #
6/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle * #
6/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * #
6/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre * #
6/04 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place * #
6/07 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #
6/08 – Boston, MA @ Royale * #
6/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom * #
6/10 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre * #
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall * #
6/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue * #
6/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
6/15 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater *
6/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
6/17 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre *
6/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
6/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre * &
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * &
6/22 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater * &
6/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * $
6/24 – Solana Beach, CA @ The Belly Up Tavern * $
6/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre * $
6/27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater *
6/28 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s * $

* w/ Titus Andronicus
# w/ Future Islands
& w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ NewVillager

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