Okkervil River Unveils Music Video For “Okkervil River R.I.P.” Starring Tim Blake Nelson

Posted on Jul. 6 2016

Okkervil River has released a brand-new music video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, offering yet another highly meditative glimpse into Away (9/9, ATO Records) – the band’s first album in three years, and the beginning of a new chapter for creatively reborn frontman Will Sheff. Today, NPR First Watch premieres the music video here:

The video was written and directed by Sheff and stars Tim Blake Nelson, known for his roles in O Brother Where Art Thou? and Lincoln, who leads the short-film-set-to-song as a priest directing the funeral of a dead, but still-singing Sheff.

Sheff also recently wrote and recorded the theme song for the new Bill Simmons show on HBO, Any Given Wednesday, which premiered last month.

Okkervil River will be back on tour later this summer and into the fall, including a special show at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust with members of yMusic who played on Away. This is the only scheduled show where they’ll be performing with the band.

Full itinerary below.

Okkervil River 2016 Tour Dates
7/14 @ Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
7/15 @ 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
7/16 @ Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY
7/17 @ Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
7/20 @ National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY
9/14 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*
9/15 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*
9/16 @ Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
9/17 @ TURF – Toronto, ON 
9/19 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*
9/20 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*
9/21 @ Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA*
9/23 @ 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN*
9/24 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA*
9/30 @ The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ*
10/01 @ Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA*
10/04 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
10/05 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/07 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
10/08 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA*
10/10 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT*
10/11 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO*
10/13 @ Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN*
10/14 @ Metro – Chicago, IL#
10/15 @ The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI^
10/16 @ Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA^
10/18 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA^
10/20 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
10/30 @ Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
10/31 @ Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
11/02 @ Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
11/03 @ Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
11/04 @ Rolling Stone Weekender – Weissenhauser Strand, Germany
11/05 @ Paradiso Nord – Amsterdam, Holland
11/07 @ Petit Bain – Paris, France
11/08 @ Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium
11/10 @ Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
11/11 @ Thekla – Bristol, UK
11/12 @ Gorilla – Manchester, UK
11/13 @ Stereo – Glasgow, UK
*with Landlady
#with Lip Talk
^with Landlady & Lip Talk
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