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Song of the Day: Okkervil River, "Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe"

Song of the Day: Okkervil River, "Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe"

If you're partial toward angsty rock-anthem melodrama and elegantly grungy vocals but you haven't yet been introduced to Okkervil River, allow me to play matchmaker. Since its outstanding 2005 album Black Sheep Boy, this Austin band has hovered somewhere between below the radar and above. As its name suggests, Okkervil River has an earthy, fierce folk sound, but it's filtered through the eyes of "a kid in the big city," like the one frontman Will Sheff sings about on "Our Life Is Not a Movie."

The song, which premiered yesterday on Pitchfork, will be first track off the band's next album, The Stage Names, which Jagjaguwar is releasing on Aug. 7. And while two years later, I'm still not the least bit sick of Black Sheep Boy, this excellent song makes me giddy to hear the rest of the album. Seriously, you should listen when you

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