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ACL Fest Band of the Day: Okkervil River

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 22, 2013

From: New York/Austin

Online:okkervilriver.com

ACL set: 5 p.m. Fri., Honda

In 50 words or fewer: Okkervil River’s seventh full-length release, “The Silver Gymnasium” (Sept. 3, ATO), is a love letter of sorts to Okkervil frontman Will Sheff’s hometown of Meriden, NH. It’s some of the songwriter’s most personal material. The album comes packaged with a map of the town.

Could share a bill with: The New Pornographers, Shearwater

Okkervil, the game: Sheff has also developed an 8-bit video game to accompany the music.