Friday, February 4, 2011

Okkervil River Debuts New Material, Terminal 5 In June

Okkervil River @ The Independent, from the HAD Archive

It's been quite a while since we've heard new material from Okkervil River, so we were pretty stoked to discover the band making a very early appearance for their new record I Am Very Far, which drops in May. The band stopped in at Jimmy Fallon and, joined by AC Newman, delivered a solid take on the tromping rocker "Wake And Be Fine".

The track, which is the first single from the record and due on 12-inch next week, is the beginning of what will (presumably) be a big year for the band touring in support of the new record. That support will include a June date at the vacuous T5, which these days seems to be the hotspot of choice for indie bands verging on the bigtime. Stay tuned as the band expands their plans for world domination, and in the meantime enjoy the vid of the new song, above.