TRACK: Okkervil River – “I’m in Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House)
Long time readers of the site may have picked up on my great affinity for Okkervil River. I’ve included them on various mixes, written about one of the finest Tiny Desk Concerts to date and shared various tracks through S+D’s social media pages. The album that started this love affair was Black Sheep Boy, so the news of a 3 LP box set including the album, the subsequent EP and an album of covers recorded 6 months before the album was enough to make me audibly exclaim “hell yes!” to myself when I woke up and read about it this morning. In addition to the reissue and tour news (dates after the track below), they also shared a cover of Tom House’s “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” which will be included on that 3rd LP. I’m not familiar with House, but if this cover is any indication of the quality of the rest of the cover album, then we’re in for something special.
The Black Sheep Boy 10th anniversary edition is out 12/4 via Jagjaguwar. Preorder available now.
11-20 Washington, DC – Black Cat ^
11-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^
11-24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^
12-14 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater &
12-15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge &
12-18 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall &
12-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge &
^ An Evening With Okkervil River
& Okkervil River (solo)