An electric turn with literary pop
Okkervil River lightens up a bit on 'Stage Names'
"It's rock 'n' roll! It's not T.S. Eliot," proclaims Will Sheff, the frontman and songwriter for Austin rock band Okkervil River. It's a statement of purpose from someone whose music is often tagged "literary," a lazy, reductive description of Sheff's songwriting, which is alternately raucous, soulful, and characterized by clever wordplay. (Full article: 830 words)
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