After a period of touring for Black Sheep Boy, Okkervil River followed up with The Stage Names. The album sold 10,000 in its opening week in the United States. The group released a free covers album, Golden Opportunities Mixtape from their live performances.
The band has garnered positive critical reception. Especially noted are each song's lyrics, intricate instrumentation, and relation to the album's themes. In addition, they were featured on the talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien and have performed with high profile bands such as The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, The National, and Lou Reed.
Okkervil River released the album The Stand Ins on 9 September, 2008. They promoted the release with a series of cover songs from the album on YouTube by people they've met as a band. Their 2010 collaboration as a backing band with psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson yielded True Love Cast Out All Evil. On 10 May, 2011, Okkervil River released their sixth full-length album, I Am Very Far, which peaked at No 32 on the Billboard 200. The band released their seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium, on 3 September, 2013. The album peaked at No 7 on the Billboard 200, the band's highest charting album to date.
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