|Beneath Your Tree||Upper Air|| |
|In Our Talons||Hymns For A Dark Horse|| |
|Northern Lights||Upper Air|| |
|Tuck the Darkness In||The Clearing|| |
|Overcome With Light||The Clearing|| |
|House Of Diamonds||Upper Air|| |
|Sweet Moment||The Clearing|| |
|In the Yard||The Clearing|| |
|Chimes||Upper Air|| |
|Teeth||Upper Air|| |
"...they are hands down one of the best live act I’ve seen in a while. With a violin, two cellos, a drum set, an acoustic guitar, accordion, french horn, glockenspiel, xylophone, gorgeous male lead vocals and a haunting soprano harmony how could you possibly resist?" - Addicted to Shows
"My surprise album of the year. In just one listen I knew I'd found a new friend. This is mighty potent stuff." – Bob Boilen/NPR.org
After a period of touring for Black Sheep Boy, Okkervil River followed up with The Stage Names. The album sold 10,000 in its opening week in the United States. The group released a free covers album, Golden Opportunities Mixtape from their live performances.
The band has garnered positive critical reception. They have appeared on the talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien and have performed with acts such as The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, The National, and Lou Reed.
Okkervil River released the album The Stand Ins on 9 September 2008. They promoted the release with a series of cover songs from the album on YouTube by people they've met as a band.
They were named after a bay in Alaska featuring a now-abandoned cannery on Kodiak Island where founder member Van Pierszalowski's parents met. They started out as a folk music duo of Cambria Goodwin and Van Pierszalowski while Cambria was living in Cambria, California and Van was living in Oakland. After Cambria moved closer to Oakland they added a rhythm section composed of Caleb Nichols and Joshua Barnhart.
The band has toured nationally with artists such as Nada Surf, Bright Eyes and The Cave Singers and toured Europe with Modest Mouse, as well as receiving favourable reviews from Pitchfork Media, Allmusic, and The Times. M. Ward named Port O'Brien his "favorite new band".
To date the band has released three albums; a compilation of self-recorded and early tracks called The Wind and the Swell on American Dust Records and a studio-recorded album All We Could Do Was Sing on City Slang Records, and their latest studio album Threadbare on TBD Records.
On August 18, 2009, The Cave Singers released their second album, Welcome Joy, featuring guest appearances from Amber and Ashley Webber of the band Lightning Dust. Matador Records gave away a free download of the album track "Beach House" to fans.
The Cave Singers signed to Jagjaguwar on June 15, 2010.