Okkervil River Head On Tour


Spring is going to be a busy time for Okkervil River. Following SXSW the band will be heading on an extensive tour of the United States. They will be joined by Titus Andronicus, Future Islands, Julianna Barwick and New Villager on dates that expand across the entire country. Now is the time to catch them, so buy your tickets early as they will not last soon. As always. Check out the tour dates below including their SXSW stint.

Okkervil River Tour Dates

March:
16 – Austin, Texas @ Red 7 (JAGJAGUWAR SXSW showcase)
18 – Austin, Texas @ Antone’s (Billions SXSW showcase)
18 – Austin, Texas @ Flamingo Cantina (Under the Radar SXSW party)
19 – Austin, Texas @ Lustre Pearl (Filter/Dickies SXSW party)

April:
30 – Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (w/ Arcade Fire)

May:
31 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse * #

June:
1 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle * #
2 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club * #
3 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero Theatre * #
4 – New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place * #
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5 #
8 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale * #
9 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom * #
10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre * #
11 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall * #
12 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue * #
14 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown *
15 – Denver, Colo. @ The Bluebird Theater *
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge *
17 – Boise, Idaho @ Egyptian Theatre *
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre *
20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theatre * &
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom * &
22 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fox Theater * &
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern * $
24 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Belly Up Tavern * $
25 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre * $
28 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake’s * $

– * = w/ Titus Andronicus
– # = w/ Future Islands
– & = w/ Julianna Barwick
– $ = w/ New Villager

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Okkervil River on The Late Show

Wednesday night, indie buzz band Okkervil River stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman. Okkervil is one of the few new acts that are living up to all of their hype. They have it all together.

 It has been a while since we’ve seen such a brilliant television performance, or any sort of live performance as amazing as Okkervil River performing ‘Pop Lie’ the other night. The band was so into their vibe that singer/guitarist Will Sheff didn’t even noticed he broke a guitar string while playing….but maybe he just didn’t give a damn. Kids, there is going to be a lot more Okkervil River talk after this performance, so be prepared.

Modern Mystery’s Top 50 Albums of 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Its been a big 2008 for Modern Mystery. We’ve meet some really amazing bands, seen some incredible shows, and made a lot of great friends. We know 2009 will bring even more and we’re very excited!

We have compiled our list of our Top 50 Albums of 2008. Though this was by no means easy, we think we’ve included our all of certain favorites of the year. Below our list you’ll see a few more Top Lists of 2008, so check that out as well.  Hope you like our Top 50 Albums as much as we do!

1. of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping
2. Morning Benders- Talking Through Tin Cans
3. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-Pershing
4. Miniature Tigers- Tell it to the Volcano
5. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals- Cardinalogy
6. Sloan- Parallel Play
7. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
8. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band- Self Titled
9. The Spinto Band- Moonwink
10. Okkervil River- The Stand Ins
11. Chairlift- Does You Inspire You?
12. We Are Scientists- Brain Thrust Mastery
13. Tokyo Police Club- Elephant Shell
14. Ra Ra Riot- The Rhumb Line
15. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s- Animal and Not Animal
16.  Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Real Emotional Trash
17. The French Kicks- Swimming
18. The Stills- Oceans Will Rise
19. The Walkmen- You and Me
20. Vampire Weekend- Self Titled
21. Wyldlife- Self Titled
22. Jenny Lewis- Acid Tongue
23. Annuals- Such Fun
24. Ratatat- Lp3
25. The Headlights- Some Racing, Some Stopping
26.  Department of Eagles- In Ear Park
27. Dr. Dog- Fate
28. Born Ruffians- Red Yellow and Blue
29. Los Campesinos- Hold On Now, Youngster
30. The Little Ones- Morning Tide
31. Mason Proper- Olly Oxen Free
32. She & Him- Volume 1
33. Albert  Hammond Jr.- Como te Llama?
34. Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs
35. Joan of Arc- Boo Human
36. Deerhoof- Offend Maggie
37. Sam Roberts Band- Love at the End of the World
38. Fleet Foxes- Self Titled
39. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
40. Atlas Sound- Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
41. Kings of Leon- Only By the Night
42. M83- Saturdays= Youth
43. Helio Sequence- Keep Your Eyes Ahead
44. Man Man- Rabbit Habits
45. Flight of the Conchords- Self Titled
46. Cold War Kids- Loyalty to Loyalty
47. The Mae Shi- Hlllyh
48. Secret Machines- Selt Titled
49. Santogold- Self Titled
50. Tim Fite- Fair Ain’t Fair

BEST EP OF 2008:
Matt Pond PA- The Freeep

BEST REISSUE OF 2008-
Pavement- Brighten The Corners- Nicence Creedence Edition

BEST LIVE SHOW OF 2008:
Of Montreal at Roseland, NYC. Kevin Barnes on a live white horse? Try to beat that!

TOP 5 NEW BANDS OF 2008:
1. The Morning Benders
2. Miniature Tigers
3. Chairlift
4. MGMT
5. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Songs of the Year

Finally here it is.  Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Songs of the Year! Yes this was super hard to compile, and yes we left some stuff out, but here is what we consider our personal Top 25. Our Number 1 Spot truly deserves it.

Tomorrow we reveal our Top Records. Oh what fun!

1. Miniature Tigers- Last Night’s Fake Blood
2. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- Heers
3. Morning Benders- Damnit Anna
4. Chairlift-Bruises
5. MGMT- Kids
6.  Matt Pond PA- First Light
7. Of Montreal- For Our Elegant Caste
8. Casper and the Cookies- Little King
9. Sloan- Cheap Champagne
10. Ryan Adams-Fix It
11. Conor Oberst- Souled Out!!!
12. Sam Roberts Band- Them Kids
13. Okkervil River- Lost Coastlines
14. Vampire Weekend- Oxford Comma
15. Spinto Band-Summer Grof
16. Franz Ferdinand- Ulysees
17. We Are Scientists- Impatience
18. Mason Proper-Lock and Key
19. Ra Ra Riot- Dying is Fine20. Toyko Police Club- Graves
21. She & Him- Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
22. Hollerado-Americanarama
23. Annuals- Confessor
24. Santogold/NERD/Julian Casablancas- My Drivethru
25. Mae Shi- Run to Your Grave