Friday, January 11, 2008

Okkervil River - Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See

Okkervil River is an indie rock band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1998, the band's name comes from a short story by Russian author, Tatyana Tolstaya.

Thanks to peter

The band met recording engineer and producer Brian Beattie at their SXSW showcase on March 18, 2000 and soon agreed to make a record together. They spent much of the rest of that year working on Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See. Warren moved to Berkeley, California in December and was replaced on drums by Mark Pedini.

By the time of that year's SXSW festival, Okkervil River had received interest in their new record from the Bloomington, Indiana-based record label Jagjaguwar. The record was released on Jagjaguwar on January 22, 2002.

Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See is the name of the first full-length album from alternative folk-rock group, Okkervil River. Released on January 22, 2002 on the label Jagjaguwar, it contains the single, "Kansas City". Artist William Schaff, not to be confused with lead singer Will Sheff, designed the cover art. The album features an array of instruments including violin, pedal steel, mellotron, banjo, string and horn sections.

The mandolin ballad "Westfall" details the true story of two grotesque murders in Austin, Texas by college students. The song was written around the lines "They're looking for evil / Thinking they can trace it / But evil don't look like anything."

"Dead Dog Song" is an biographical account of the death and burial of lead singer Sheff's 14-year-old dog.

The lead track "Red" is about a female dancer who longs for her separated daughter.

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