In their new music video for “Mary On A Wave”, Okkervil River imagine a time when the world order as we know it has been totally flipped. Gone are the big banks and monopolizing companies, and instead of holding power, stuffy corporate executive types are relegated to the bottom of the food chain and hunted down. The clip’s not all seriousness, though, as frontman and director Will Sheff peppers in fuzzy, cosmic footage of the band performing the track. Check it out above.
“Mary On A Wave” is taken from Okkervil River’s latest album, Away. In support, the band will perform their first ever shows as a trio as part of a brief stretch of shows scheduled in May. “We wanted to alternate the big rock band thing with something smaller and more songwriting-centered and spontaneous,” Sheff. explained. “After we had such a rewarding year with Away it seemed like a fun idea to play some up close and personal shows, and include requests and surprises.”
Update – March 10th: Okkervil River have announced new Away tour dates for the East coast.
Okkervil River 2017 Tour Dates:
03/03 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series)
05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater ^
05/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel ^
05/05 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
05/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door ^
07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe ^
07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music ^
07/25 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton Live ^
07/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live ^
07/27 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub ^
07/28 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House Club ^
^ = Performing as trio