Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Okkervil River- Overboard & Down (Australian Tour) EP (2006) MP3 & FLAC -Thanks Mr. X-

"I burned your dissertation. I spurned the celebration. You'll find me down this dirty hall. I'm hiding behind this silent wall."

Okkervil River's Overboard & Down EP is unusual in terms of its conceptual ambitions because instead of functioning as a catch-all for a single and some stray tracks, Will Sheff & co. pursue a consistent theme over the course of the EP's five tracks: loss & withdrawal.  On the opening track, "The President's Dead," the narrator seems to mourn the death, not of a political figure, but of his quiet, idealized life, which is now inundated with, and turned upside down by, the news coverage of an assassination. "Love to a Monster," explores the vindictive anger of a jilted lover: "I hope your new man thinks of me when he sees what a number I did on you," only to suggest that the passion behind such anger easily transforms into an isolating spite: "I'll fight off the spring; I don't want lovely things. I don't want the earth new." Released briefly in Australia, the Overboard & Down EP is one of the more scarce Okkervil River recordings, and, to the best of my knowledge, is not available anywhere else in lossless.

Overboard & Down EP
1. The President's Dead  (2:42)
2. The Room I'm Hiding In  (3:29)
3. O Dana  (3:01)
4. Love to a Monster  (4:36)
5. Westfall (Live)  (6:33)


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