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Okkervil River Announces New Album, Plays Jimmy Fallon

January 12, 2011  |  1:56pm
Okkervil River Announces New Album, Plays <em>Jimmy Fallon</em>

Last week, we told you about the release of Okkervil RiverMermaid” single—the band’s first new music since 2008. Apparently, however, that was just the tip of the iceberg for the Austin rock outfit, which announced the release of its new album, I Am Very Far, this week.

Late night talk-show host Jimmy Fallon broke the news on his show Monday as he introduced Okkervil River. The band immediately followed the announcement with the debut of “Wake and Be Fine”—the first single off of I Am Very Far. The group showcased the single with numerous guests helping out, including New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman and ?uestlove on percussion. Watch below.

I am Very Far will be released on May 10 via Jagjaguwar.

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