Friday, January 18, 2008

let's all move to austin and listen to college rock!

Sometimes I love a bit of indie-guitar-pop-college-rock-deathcab but sometimes I can't EVEN DEAL like last weekend when i was in the car and a song came on the radio that started with "Let's talk about the weatherrrrrr and how it effects our moodssssss...." YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART. Can't you just imagine the video too with some amateur animation and some sort of mint-green coloured paper boats?! And the band would be wear sweaters and brown trousers and be on Subterranean talking about how "High school was pretty lame" in a too-high-pitched voice.

Some of the selections that made it into pitchfork's top 100 songs of 2007, i really... truly... wondered if they were on crack but others were pretty spot on.

Okkervil River is an indie rock band that formed in 1998 in Austin, Texas. They were named after a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya about Okkervil River in Saint Petersburg. Last year Lou Reed declared his love for the band and invited them to open for him. Their song 'Our Life Is Not A Movie But Maybe' is a good'n. The lyrics are kinda "oh" ("It's just a life story, so there's no climax") but not in a depressing way.

This post is dedicated to movestill friend Shag who first introduced me to Okkervil River and who i can SO imagine belting this song out (especially the "hoo hoo's") at, oh about 3 in the am, over a beer or ten.

Okkervil River play at Manning Bar on Feb 27 and are also appearing at the Laneway Festival in Sydney on March 2.

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