My First Music Post!!! Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
This is my initial post in the music section. I understand that this is mainly a sports blog website, but music is one of my other main loves. In this portion of my site, I’ll share some of my favorite music new & old. I’d love to hear from you on your favorite music or what you think about my music post that week.
My first music post is an indie band that a few of you might know, but most of you probably don’t. Okkervil River is a band mostly out of Austin Texas. Okkervil is probably one of the hardest working bands around. Everything they do is music related one way or another. From tirelessly touring to recording music in stairwells between shows, this band is constantly evolving and improving.
Will Sheff (main vocals, guitar) is the main cog to this finely tuned machine. His voice alone sets the tone for the album this week. Black Sheep Boy is definitely Sheff’s darkest offering to date. After listening to this album, there is no mistaking Sheff’s state of mind at the time of writing this masterpiece.
Tracks to note on this album (although all tracks are stellar)
- For Real
- No Key, No Plan
- Song of Our So-Called Friend
- Another Radio Song
- Last Love Song For Now
One quick fact about the band: The name “Okkervil River” comes from a story by Tatyana Tolstaya. It is an actual river in St. Petersburg