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    Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:37:54

    Okkervil River Unleash Live LP, Expand Tour - John Cale and Joni Mitchell among warts-and-all covers

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    Golden Opportunities Mixtape, a free digital collection of live Okkervil River covers (album art and all!), has already managed to crash the band's Web site. Pitchfork uploaded their copy here, though, so hurry up and download if the idea of Will Sheff singing Serge Gainsbourg and Randy Newman sounds enticing to you. All Sheff asks for in return is some feedback through mixtape@okkervilriver.com. The frontman will post follow-up comments on the band's Web site, www.okkervilriver.com, this Friday morning, including an explanation of how this all relates to the band's latest record, The Stage Names.

    A full tracklisting is below, as well as complete dates for Okkervil's recently-expanded tour ...

    Golden Opportunities Mixtape (original songwriters in parentheses):

    1. April Anne (John Phillips)

    2. Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear (Randy Newman)

    3. I Want to Know (Charles F. Olsen/Ed Sanders)

    4. Do What You Gotta Do (Jimmy Webb)

    5. I Can Here to Say I'm Going Away (Serge Gainsbourg)

    6. The Blonde in the Bleachers (Joni Mitchell)

    7. Antarctica Starts Here (John Cale)

    8. Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas (Will Sheff)

    9. Solo (Sandy Denny)

    Okkervil on the road: 

    2/2 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Empire

    2/3 Edinburgh, Scotland - Cabaret Voltaire

    2/5 London, England - Scala

    2/7 Leuven, Belgium - Stuk

    2/8 Paris, France - La Maronquinerie

    2/9 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

    2/10 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje

    2/23 Adelaide, Australia - Laneway Festival

    2/24 Melbourne, Australia - Laneway Festival

    2/26 Melbourne, Australia - Corner

    2/27 Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar

    2/29 Perth, Australia - Perth International Arts Festival

    3/1 Brisbane, Australia - Laneway Festival

    3/2 Sydney, Australia - Laneway Festival

    3/4 Auckland, New Zealand - Kings Arms

    3/5 Wellington, New Zealand - San Francisco Bath House

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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