02 June 2008

Staging a comeback

This just in on the Okkervil River front: A new record out early September and a whole slate of new shows, including ones in Birmingham, Ala., and Athens, Ga. Yeehaw!

This appears to be a fully-formed and expanded version of the songs that originally were slated to make the second half of "The Stage Names" double-disc, back before they pared it down to a single platter. Don't think these are rejects, though. Folks who bought "Black Sheep Boy Appendix" EP were stunned to find songs that were, in some cases, stronger and more powerful than the ones on the proper album.

So anyways, here's what's on the band's Web site:

We are very happy to announce the release of The Stand Ins, which will come out via Jagjaguwar this fall (September 9 in the US and October 13 in the UK and Europe). Track list is below. We are really proud of this album and can't wait to share it with you all.

01 The Stand Ins, One
02 Lost Coastlines
03 Singer Songwriter
04 Starry Stairs
05 Blue Tulip
06 The Stand Ins, Two
07 Pop Lie
08 On Tour With Zykos
09 Calling and Not Calling My Ex
10 The Stand Ins, Three
11 Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed on the Roof of the Chelsea Hotel, 1979

And here are the tourdates:
* Sept. 12: Lawrence, Kan. - The Bottleneck
* Sept. 13: Omaha, Neb. - Slowdown
* Sept. 14: Madison, Wis. - Barrymore Theater
* Sept. 15: Fargo, N.D. - Aquarium
* Sept. 17: Seattle - The Showbox
* Sept. 18: Vancouver, B.C. - Richards on Richards
* Sept. 19: Portland, Ore. - Crystal Ballroom
* Sept. 21: San Francisco - Treasure Island Festival
* Sept. 23: Los Angeles - Henry Fonda Theatre
* Sept. 24: Solana Beach, Ca. - Belly Up Tavern
* Sept. 26: El Paso, Texas - The Blue Iguana
* Sept. 26-28: Austin, Texas - Austin City Limits Music Festival
* Sept. 30: New Orleans - The Republic
* Oct. 1: Birmingham, Ala. - Matthew's Bar & Grill
* Oct. 2: Athens, Ga. - 40 Watt Club
* Oct. 4: Richmond, Va. - The National
* OCt. 6: New York - Webster Hall
* Oct. 7: New York - Webster Hall
* Oct. 8: Northampton, Mass. - Pearl Street Nightclub
* Oct. 9: Millvale, Penn - Mr. Smalls Theatre
* Oct. 10: Buffalo, N.Y. - Tralf Music Hall
* Oct. 11: Montreal, Queb. - Les Saints
* Oct. 12: Toronto, Ont. - Phoenix

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