Thursday, August 28, 2008

Very Cool Idea By Okkervil

To celebrate the release of its upcoming and amazing record, "The Stand Ins," Okkervil River invited some of its favorite artists to cover each of the tunes on the disc. The performances were captured on video and have been uploaded to YouTube over the past several days. I was going to wait till all the songs were posted, but I just can't. This stuff is too good. So here are all the videos, including an intro from Okkervil's Will Sheff. As more tunes get posted, I'll put them here in order. Anyway, have fun with these. They rule.

Will's intro:

"Lost Coastlines" by Will and The New Pornographers' Carl Newman:

"Singer Songwriter" by David Vandervelde:

"Starry Stairs" by Jack Ladder:

"Blue Tulip" by Bon Iver:

"Pop Lie" by Bird of Youth (never heard of this band and can't find a link, sorry)

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