Admittedly, Okkervil River has made it onto my song of the day feature quite a bit. But every time the band releases a new song, there's just no way for me to resist it. When I heard this first track from Okkervil's upcoming fifth album, The Stand-Ins, I interrupted about a dozen or so of my friends' days with an email that implored them to stop and take a listen to this.
And, well, you too should stop and take a listen to this. "Lost Coastlines" has some gorgeous vocals from lead singer Will Sheff, layered on strings and even horns. If a Spoon song had a baby with a track from The Decemberists, it would sound like this. The album drops on Sept. 9, but you can get this track now on iTunes or take a listen if you