[video] Okkervil River do “Rider” on Letterman

The always-fantastic Okkervil River took their show to Letterman last night. This great performance (and their fantastic new record I Am Very Far) remind me that it’s been far too long since I saw the band live. It’s been almost exactly four years since my first and last time seeing them. Gotta remedy that soon…

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[MP3/VIDEO] Will Sheff covers Roky Erickson’s “Birds’d Crash”

Okkervil River backed Roky Erickson up on his last studio album, but I think this still counts as a cover. Okkervil frontman Will Sheff offered up his version of “Birds’d Crash” at an outdoor SXSW event. The only way this could be more enjoyable is if instead of being cold at home with some cereal, I was having BBQ and beer in sunny Austin, TX.

MP3: Will Sheff – Birds’d Crash (live)