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MP3: Okkervil River – “Mermaid”

Okkervil River
There are few bands which can reduce Team Inertia to a bunch of stuttering fanboys/fangirls like the almighty Okkervil River. The Texan five-piece have been releasing heart-stopping, tear-jerking, life-altering records for thirteen years now and (*spoilers*) their soon-to-be-released sixth full-length is their most heart-stopping, tear-jerking, life-altering record yet.

The other week we shared the rollicking single, “Wake and Be Fine”. But that clamouring gem is but one facet of the beautiful beast that is ‘I Am Very Far’ (out 6th May).

The breathtaking acoustic ballad “Mermaid” – which will be exclusive to the Australian edition of the album – sails across still waters dotted with starlight and rippling moonbeams. It rises and falls majestically, with every note more emotionally resonant than the last. Download it below and be moved.

MP3: Okkervil River – “Mermaid”

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

‘I Am Very Far’ is out 6th May on Jagjaguwar

Posted in blogs on March 24th, 2011 - By Mark / Tags: , , ,