Full disclosure: in 2005, I spent a reasonably significant time believing that Okkervil River’s album, Black Sheep Boy & Black Sheep Boy Appendix, was quite possibly the best thing that had happened to americana since Wilco. Fast forward over a decade and Okkervil River have released their eighth studio album Away. And by George, they’ve gone and called a new song ‘Okkervil River R.I.P.’ What are you up to Will Sheff? Are you a band or a transitory project? In the meantime, keep knocking out the class.