Okkervil River announce In The Rainbow Rain for 4/27 release

by Woody on February 13, 2018

When I saw Okkervil on the SXSW list, I had high hopes that a new album was coming. Hooray for me. In The Rainbow Rain will be out 4/27 via the fine folks at ATO. Okkervil’s last album, Away, was my favorite Okkervil release since The Stage Names. Based on this track, Sheff seems to have maintained the momentum. Here’s some info on the album.

Will Sheff and the band started work on the new album shortly after the end of that tour – and the presidential election. “If December 2016 was good for anything, it was good for writing songs,” he says. Galvanized by the seismic events of that Fall and the following year, Sheff, sometimes co-writing with his new band, channeled his outrage and sadness into music intended to be hopeful, healing and uplifting. Inspired by the Quaker meetings he had been attending, Sheff injected the album with undercurrents of spirituality and gratitude. The result is something akin to a modern secular gospel record, and among the best music of his career.

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