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Sneak Previews: Of Montreal, Okkervil River

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Sneak Previews: Of Montreal, Okkervil River

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Sneak Previews: Of Montreal, Okkervil River

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With fall rapidly approaching, we'll soon begin making a list of the year's best albums. Two bands from last year's top-20 are back in the running again for this year: Okkervil River and Of Montreal. We've got a sneak preview of new music from both bands. Also on the show: Steve Earle and Gillian Welch offer songs from their performances at this year's Newport Folk Festival; Jeff Hanson sings with an improbable, but stunning voice on his new album, Madam Owl; New York-based The Walkmen have a beautiful, airy new CD that's both timeless and modern; and The Broken West is about to release one of the year's standout albums — their sophomore release — called Now or Heaven.

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Sneak Previews: Of Montreal, Okkervil River

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Okkervil River

  • Song: Pop Lie
  • from The Stand Ins

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The Stand Ins
Album
The Stand Ins
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Okkervil River
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Jagjaguwar
Released
2008

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Christmas in Washington

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Steve Earle

  • Song: Christmas in Washington
  • from Live at Newport
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Throw Me a Rope

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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

  • Song: Throw Me a Rope
  • from Live at Newport

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If Only It Were True

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Jeff Hanson

  • Song: Nothing Would Matter at All
  • from Madam Owl

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Madam Owl
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Jeff Hanson
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Kill Rock Stars
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2008

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If Only It Were True

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The Walkmen

  • Song: If Only It Were True
  • from You & Me

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You & Me
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You & Me
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The Walkmen
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Gigantic
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2008

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Perfect Games

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The Broken West

  • Song: Perfect Games
  • from Now or Heaven

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Now or Heaven
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Now or Heaven
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The Broken West
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Merge
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2008

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