By - Spacelab Research Staff
Okkervil River have launched an online video project during the run up to their release of The Stand Ins. They'll release 8 videos in all, two a week, for the next month. The videos will feature friends of the band performing selections from the upcoming album, thus making them stand ins for the band. Those guys are so clever.
So they've already released two videos, a duet with Carl Newman And Will Sheff, and another with label mate David Vendervelde. You can check out the videos at the links below.
They also want your videos, too. Feeding the crowdsourcing fire is de rigeur these days, and Okkervil River are asking for audience participation in creating your own videos for the songs on The Stand Ins. Some of the videos will then be featured on the Okkervil River YouTube channel.
The Stand Ins was recorded in Austin and produced by Brian Beattie and Okkervil River. It will be released on September 9th via Jagjaguwar Records, October 13 in the UK and Europe. The album is part two of a collection of songs that were split into two releases: The Stage Names and The Stand Ins.
“We had so many songs we were excited about that we briefly threw around the idea of just putting out a double record. Instead, we decided to take a group of songs that fit with each other and turn that into The Stage Names, setting the rest aside for a future release, a The Stage Names sequel. The Stand Ins is that sequel, part two of a staggered double album," said singer-songwriter Will Sheff about the release.