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

  • Artist: Okkervil River
  • Album: The Stand Ins
  • Song: Pop Lie

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Pop Lie
Album
The Stand Ins
Artist
Okkervil River
Label
Jagjaguwar
Released
2008

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Steve Earle

  • Artist: Steve Earle
  • Album: Live at Newport
  • Song: Christmas in Washington
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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

  • Artist: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings
  • Album: Live at Newport
  • Song: Throw Me a Rope

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Jeff Hanson

  • Artist: Jeff Hanson
  • Album: Madam Owl
  • Song: Nothing Would Matter at All

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Nothing Would Matter at All
Album
Madam Owl
Artist
Jeff Hanson
Label
Kill Rock Stars
Released
2008

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The Walkmen

  • Artist: The Walkmen
  • Album: You & Me
  • Song: If Only It Were True

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If Only It Were True
Album
You & Me
Artist
The Walkmen
Label
Gigantic
Released
2008

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The Broken West

  • Artist: The Broken West
  • Album: Now or Heaven
  • Song: Perfect Games

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Perfect Games
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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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