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LISTEN: Okkervil River Shares First Single Off “The Silver Gymnasium”: “It Was My Season”

By Staff on June 18, 2013


Austin-based indie rockers, Okkervil River, are months away from releasing their seventh full-length album, The Silver Gymnasium—the follow-up to 2011's I Am Very Far—out September 3 via ATO Records

Produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper), The Silver Gymnasium appears to be just as promising with its captivating first single, "It Was My Season," and its accompanying lyric video. 

The serene, Autumnal background for this lyric video is a painting created by Maxfield Parrish in 1916, and it expertly allows all times of day to accurately be portrayed, from dawn until dusk.

The light shifts throughout the video, becoming a perfect backdrop for this grand folk song filled with resonant guitar, wistful violin and keys that alternate between peppy and pensive, all of which are carried by the eloquent indie storyteller, Will Sheff, and his moving vocals: "All that heart-in-my-mouth / all that head filled with doubt / is fading out / I hardly think about it now."

To catch Okkervil River live during "The Silver Gymnasium US Tour," peep the tour section below.

Okkervil River fall tour dates


24 - Monterey, CA - First City Festival


07 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival
19 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
21 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
27 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
29 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom


01 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
02 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution
04 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
18 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
25 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
26 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre


01 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
02 - Chicago, IL - Metro 


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