Wednesday, September 4 2013
The Silver Gymnasium is Sheff's best work, and it contains his hardest truths. Going home is never quite going back.
Tuesday, February 14 2012
For three albums and half a decade, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg ventured ever further into abstract, imagistic baroque pop. Now in his seventh full-length, Meiburg turns towards a more personal, cathartic sound, written mostly in the first-person, grounded in rock and almost entirely free of bird references.
Monday, June 20 2011
At first listen, the melancholy “post-wave” of Future Islands, the aggressive thrashing of Titus Andronicus and the pop-bombast of Okkervil River could not be more contrasting.
Wednesday, March 24 2010
After five days of sun, beer, panel discussions and performances from sun up 'til sun up, what have we learned? Brand yourself, exploit social media, and make some music once in a while.
Sunday, May 10 2009
Okkervil River's Pop Lie explores our roles in creating celebrity and deconstructing dreams, with the swirling sugar-rush of synthesizers and irresistible high-energy hook of the single.
Sunday, September 7 2008
Okkervil River is poised for greatness and The Stand Ins may very well be the record to take them there.
Wednesday, March 12 2008
Okkervil River has become part of the growing body of hyper-referential, linked-in art that represents the fractured yet joyous way we accumulate knowledge on and off the information superhighway.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
Okkervil River's new album is filled with moments that remind us again why this band is considered one of the finest indie rock groups in the US.
Monday, June 11 2007
Monday, April 30 2007
Okkervil River provides a focused and complex pair of songs using unexpected colors and surprising tones.