Okkervil River Back Up Roky Erickson On New LP
After maintaining a furious clip over the 2000s, things have slowed down for Okkervil River, who haven’t put out an album since 2008. Perhaps they band has backed off their own stuff because they were working on this recently announced project: Roky Erickson’s True Love Cast Out All Evil, the Austinite’s (and You’re Gonna Miss Me subject) first album in 14 years. Okkervil’s Will Sheff produced the album, and helmed his band as they backed up Erickson on the album, which is due out on April 20 via Anti-. Sheff reportedly had sixty unreleased Erickson songs to work with, going back to Erickson’s days with the 13th Floor Elevators.