“I think this record was me taking my life back to zero and starting to add it all back up again, one plus one plus one. Any part that didn’t feel like it added up I left out. Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.” - Will sheff
The new Okkervil River album is called Away. It was produced by Will Sheff and recorded in New York state with a new backing band and with orchestration composed by Nathan Thatcher and performed by yMusic. It was mixed by Jonathan Wilson in Los Angeles and will be released by ATO Records on September 9, 2016. Sheff describes it as “not really an Okkervil River album and it’s also my favorite Okkervil River album.” The band will be all over the world on tour later this year – dates can be found above.