Indie-rock band Okkervil River is one of the most prominent acts in one of our country's most musical cities: Austin, Texas. Formed in 1998 by high school buddies, Okkervil River went through the typical garage-band phase when it self-released its first material. In 2000, the band, taking its intriguing name from a piece of Russian fiction, paired with producer/engineer Brian Beattie for the LP Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See. The debut was later picked up for release by indie label Jagjaguwar in 2002, and Okkervil River has been one of the label's best-selling artists ever since.
The band performed songs from its new album, I Am Very Far, during Friday's noon concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Listen to the entire show right here.