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Watch: Okkervil River plays I Am Very Far in its entirety

on April 27, 2011, 5:49pm

In preparation for the release of their sixth album, Okkervil River unleashed upon fans a few samplers from I Am Very Far in recent weeks: the video for “Wake and Be Fine”, a listen at “Lay of the Last Survivor”, and the we-cannot-believe-this-is-a-B-side “Mermaids”.  Now, less than 14 days before the album drops, fans can watch Will Sheff and the gang as they play the entire LP in full for NPR Music.

Beginning 6 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. ET tonight, NPR Music will stream the performance as the band rolls through all 11 tracks from the record during a show at Austin, TX’s The Cactus Cafe. Afterward, KUT-FM will broadcast the show and place the video up at NPR Music’s website. Then, if a case of Okkervil River over-saturation hasn’t set in yet, head here to order I Am Very Far: The Lyrics, a hardbound lyrics book that serves as an “entrance to the band’s music” (doesn’t the music facilitate that on its own?).

From the gig in Austin, the band has a busy summer ahead of them with a slew of scheduled shows. Check out the entire schedule below. I Am Very Far hits stores May 10th via Jagjaguwar.

Okkervil River 2011 Tour Dates:
04/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
05/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse * #
06/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle * #
06/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * #
06/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre * #
06/04 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place * #
06/07 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #
06/08 – Boston, MA @ Royale * #
06/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom * #
06/10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre * #
06/11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall * #
06/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue * #
06/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
06/15 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater *
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
06/17 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre *
06/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
06/20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theatre * &
06/21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * &
06/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fox Theater * &
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * $
06/24 – San Diego, CA @ The Belly Up Tavern * $
06/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre * $
06/28 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s * $* = w/ Titus Andronicus
# = w/ Future Islands
& = w/ Julianna Barwick
$ = w/ NewVillager
^ = w/Arcade Fire

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