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Okkervil River On World Cafe

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Okkervil River On World Cafe

Studio Sessions

Okkervil River On World Cafe

Okkervil River On World Cafe

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Lead singer Will Sheff (above center) and Okkervil River. Ben Sklar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lead singer Will Sheff (above center) and Okkervil River.

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Today's Vintage Cafe is a studio performance from the Austin band Okkervil River. The music performed here, from 2013's The Silver Gymnasium, pays homage to singer Will Sheff's life as a boy in Meriden, N.H., during the late '80s.

The musicians are familiar with concept albums; 2005's Black Sheep Boy, for example, was inspired by the Tim Hardin song of the same name. The band received huge acclaim upon releasing thematically interwoven records (The Stage Names and The Stand Ins) in 2007 and 2008.

Along with a live three-song set, listeners will also hear Sheff talk extensively about his childhood and the coming-of-age moments that inspired The Silver Gymnasium.

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Lead singer Will Sheff (above center) and Okkervil River.

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Set List

01On A Balcony

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02Pink-Slips

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03Down Down The Deep River

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World Cafe Playlist for November 14, 2013