Saturday Looks Good to Me…

9 08 2008

I wish that the band name The Plus Ones wasn’t taken.

 

So here we are, it’s the 9th of August. In one month’s time, Okkervil River’s latest album arrives on JagJaguwar. Today, at 2:07 am Fabakis is checking it out. First impressions followed by a review will arrive later in the month as the album nears release. The Stand Ins is the second half of The Stage Names forming a double album.

The two albums are linked in every possible way. The song “Starry Stairs” is the sequel to The Stages Names’ “Savannah Smiles”. Even the artwork is related. Placing the Stand ins cover below the Stage Names cover creates the image of the skeleton figure raising his hand through the body of water in the Stage Names cover. The second track of the album is a duet between the recently departed Jonathan Meiburg and Will Sheff entitled “Lost Coastlines” which oddly enough is about keeping a band together. 

Okkervil River has a fall tour planned beginning with dates in the midwest and ending in England. See dates below.

 

Road trip to Brooklyn…

09-12 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
09-13 Omaha, NE – Slowdown 
09-14 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theater
09-15 Fargo, ND – Aquarium
09-17 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
09-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Richards on Richards
09-19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09-21 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Festival
09-23 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
09-24 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
09-26 El Paso, TX – The Blue Iguana
09-26-28 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
09-30 New Orleans, LA – The Republic
10-1 Birmingham, AL – Matthew’s Bar & Grill
10-2 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
10-4 Richmond, VA – The National
10-6 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10-7 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10-8 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub
10-9 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
10-10 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
10-11 Montreal, QC – Les Saints
10-12 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
11-05 Norwich, England – Waterfront
11-06 Manchester, England – Academy
11-07 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
11-09 Glasgow, Scotland – Oran Mor
11-10 Wolverhampton, England – Wulfrun
11-11 London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11-12 Brighton, England – Concorde 2

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