Okkervil River announce new album, In the Rainbow Rain, share “Don’t Move Back to LA”: Stream

Plus a clip of summer US tour dates supporting their latest effort

Okkervil River
Okkervil River

    Okkervil River have announced their latest full-length effort, In the Rainbow Rain. The follow-up to 2016’s Away is due out April 27 via ATO Records.

    Produced by Shawn Everett (The War on Drugs, Alabama Shakes), the record is being billed as “the group’s most immediate — and meaningful — album to date.” Frontman and songwriter Will Sheff was rejuvenated by the tour supporting Away, so much so that he invited the band members who played behind him — Benjamin Lazar Davis (bass), Will Graefe (guitar), Sarah Pedinotti (keys) and Cully Symington (percussion) — to join him in studio for this new LP. That, coupled with the joy he’d felt attending Quaker meetings, led to an album full of “music intended to be hopeful, healing and uplifting.”

    As a first listen, the band has shared the twangy, cruising “Don’t Move to LA”. In a press release, Sheff said the track “had a very straightforward impulse behind it: a bunch of my best friends all moved to LA and I was really sad about it so I wrote a song about how I didn’t want them to leave… I think the song is also kind of about my own deep and long-held desire to get the hell out of New York City.” I hear ya, Will.


    Take a listen below.

    Pre-orders for In the Rainbow Rain are available here.

    In the Rainbow Rain Artwork:

    In the Rainbow Rain Tracklist:
    01. Famous Tracheotomies
    02. The Dream And The Light
    03. Love Somebody
    04. Family Song
    05. Pulled Up The Ribbon
    06. Don’t Move Back To LA
    07. Shelter Song
    08. How It Is
    09. External Actor
    10. Human Being Song

    Okkervil River will tour across the US this summer in support of In the Rainbow Rain. Their itinerary is ahead.

    Okkervil River 2018 Tour Dates:
    04/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Album Release Show)
    05/20 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
    05/21 – Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
    05/24 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
    05/25 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
    05/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
    06/01 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
    06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    06/05 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
    06/08 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    06/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    06/11 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    06/12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    06/13 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    06/14 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    06/15 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony
    06/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale