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|In Our Talons||Hymns For A Dark Horse|| |
|Tuck the Darkness In||The Clearing|| |
|House Of Diamonds||Upper Air|| |
|Overcome With Light||The Clearing|| |
|In the Yard||The Clearing|| |
|Teeth||Upper Air|| |
|Stitch the Hem||The Clearing|| |
|Ghost Life||Upper Air|| |
|Slow Down||Hymns For A Dark Horse|| |
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 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
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.
The band formed in Providence, RI around 2004 when Elvis moved to the East Coast upon completing Ash Wednesday, although the members have been friends and collaborators for many years.
Perkins will release his third full-length album, I Aubade, February 24, 2015, on his label MIR. He is set to tour in support of I Aubade in spring 2015.
The group is currently signed to Hardly Art, a label started by Sub Pop founder Jonathan Poneman in early 2007. Their debut album, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly was released on September 11, 2007. Their current album, Family, was released by Hardly Art on September 22, 2009.
Their song "Morning Song" is featured in BlackBerry commercials released the summer of 2010. Through their Facebook page they announced that they no longer playing together.
The band was started as a solo project in 2004 by Michael Nau, but quickly evolved into a full-time project with a somewhat revolving lineup of friends and collaborators. The band self-released their debut album, Come, I'm A Lion, which was then picked up by Fall Records. Their second album, Hello, Dear Wind, was also released by Fall Records, then later re-released by Suicide Squeeze.
The band released a double-EP on Fall Records in 2006, entitled Pear and Sister Pinecone. Immediately thereafter, the EP was abandoned and declared a "limited release" of 1,000 copies.
A tour EP entitled Tomato Morning was sold on the band's tours in 2006.
Page France's last album and third full-length, ...and the Family Telephone, was released May 8, 2007 on Suicide Squeeze Records.
The songs "Chariot" and "Jesus", both from Page France's second album, Hello Dear Wind, were featured in the TV series Weeds.