I think what attracts me most to Okkervil River is their lyrics. “West over water I rambled and paced/And the blood river raced like the sweat down my face/And the stadium roared, and the warriors embraced/And the golden shore groaned beneath the weight of my tastes/And I blazed in the last orange hours of the day/Until the dust hazed and hid us away.” They have always had great lyrics, but I think on this album Will Sheff  pushes the envelope of his song writing capabilities. The lyrics are darker, more poetic and he opens himself up to the song writing process allowing himself musical freedom by becoming the producer. Rider is an indie-rock anthem that really stands out on their new album I Am Very Far as well as the opening track The Valley.

RiderOkkervil River

I Am Very Far 2011 (Jagjaguwar)


One Response to “Last Orange Hours Of The Day”

  1. Tricia on June 18th, 2011 6:43 pm

    Love, love, love this album. Marcy told me that they are playing Burlington this September. I hope I can make it. !!!

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