Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See
Okkervil River: Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See
The first widely distributed Okkervil River full-length on Jagjaguwar is now available in the vinyl format. This is the record that put the the Austin, Texas-based group on the map. Uniting the strains of moody chamber pop contemporaries like Tindersticks, Arab Strap, and Bright Eyes with the ragged emotional vulnerability of classic folk singers like Leadbelly and Dock Boggs, Okkervil River plays music that is both lush and organic, beautiful and unsettling. Supported by some of Austin's best musicians (including a duet with Daniel Johnston) and produced by Brian Beattie, it is no surprise that Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See is an accomplished musical work. What makes this album truly singular, however, is that, lyrically, it is so good it makes your head hurt. The good kind of hurt. It reads like no other record we have ever come across, a very contemporary, reflexive masterpiece owing a lot in tone to the very best of the Russian and Southern Gothic literary traditions.