For a long time people would ask me “Do you listen to Okkerville River?” or “Oh hey, have you checked out the new Okkerville River album?” and my answer was always “no.” I think that this is because I lived in a college town, and then now I live in that part of Brooklyn that might as well be a college town (if only there were some institution of higher learning around here…) and I get the impression that a lot of Okkerville River’s fans are college kids or kids that still wish they were in college. To support my point, I was alerted to this song’s existence while watching MTVU (the MTV for colleges) at my dad’s house over the Thanksgiving holiday. He’s not in college, but for some reason he has that channel anyways. I really like it so I procured the album and while I’m sorry to say that none of the tracks are nearly as gorgeous as this one, I am glad that after 5 years of nagging I’ve finally listened to a bit of Okkerville River.
Okkerville River – Lost Coastlines (right click, save as)