The official line is that Okkervil River’s last record, 2011’s ‘I Am Very Far’, was their first non-concept album in eight years. Its follow-up and the band’s seventh, ‘The Silver…

Will Sheff is a sponge rather than stone and sucks up the contemporary influence of [a]Arcade Fire[/a]’s [a]Tom Petty[/a] impersonation on [b]‘Rider’[/b], but the first album in three years from…

With The Hold Steady’s bleeding heart Americana winning over UK audiences with its sheer triumphant will, it seems fitting that a band like Okkervill River have launched a bid for…