12 December 2007

Listening to Okkervil River at home during Xmas

People who know me -- and to them I can only say, "I'm sorry" -- already realize that my appreciation of the band Okkervil River can best be described as "stalktastic."

So I'm more than a little excited to let folks know that the band has just released a free "mixtape" of cover tunes, for free, on its Web site. There's a little Joni Mitchell, a little Randy Newman, a little John Cale and a handful of others. They're culled from live performances, but the quality is excellent, and the price is hellaright. There's even downloadable cover art in Christmas and Hanukkah color schemes (or black/white for the atheists and agnostics).

Go get it.

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