Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Okkervil River Launches Free EP


Austin-natives Okkervil River are offering a nice holiday present to all who like fun and joy. The OR posted a nine-song EP comprised of covers that were caught live during their relentless touring in 2006 and 2007.

A few definitely cool covers find their way onto the EP, such as Randy Newman's "Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear" and Joni Mitchell's "The Blonde In The Bleachers."

For more details, here is the track listing for Golden Opportunities Mixtape:

01. "April Anne" (John Phillips)
02. "Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear" (Randy Newman)
03. "I Want To Know" (Charles F. Olsen/Ed Sanders)
04. "Do What You Gotta Do" (Jimmy Webb)
05. "I Came Here to Say I'm Going Away" (Serge Gainsbourg)
06. "The Blonde In The Bleachers" (Joni Mitchell)
07. "Antarctica Starts Here" (John Cale)
08. "Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas" (Will Sheff)
09. "Solo" (Sandy Denny)

To download the EP, visit www.okkervilriver.com.

(Ian Anderson)

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