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August 19th, 2011 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Music Video, MidPoint Music Festival, Free Download

MidPointer: Okkervil River Begins Tour

Saturday, one of the more anticipated bands performing at this year’s MidPoint Music Festival, Okkervil River, jump back on the road for several weeks of dates around North America, picking up the tour for its latest album, the Jagjaguwar Records release I Am Very Far. Before they get to Cincinnati (the third-last tour stop), the band plays West Coast dates with The Decemberists, several other festivals and shows around the Midwest/South with buzzing Indie duo Wye Oak. As the Indie group begins its road to MPMF ’11, a new 7-inch and free MP3 have been issued. Click the arrow above to listen to “Your Past Life As a Blast” (free download here), recently issued as a 7-inch vinyl single. Below is a video clip from IntoTheWoods.tv featuring a live performance of Okkervil outtake “I Guess We Lost.”

Far From Home Ep#17 Okkervil River "I Guess We Lost" from Into The Woods on Vimeo.

For MidPoint, Okkervil River is scheduled to headline the “Dewey’s Pizza Main Stage” at Grammer’s (yes, despite the recent shutdown of the bar/restaurant, Grammer’s is still an MPMF venue) on Friday, Sept. 23. Click here to get your MidPoint three-day pass now, or come down to Fountain Square this evening for the free MidPoint Indie Summer concert to buy them in person and receive a considerable discount. (If any of the discounted three-day passes remain, next Friday’s Indie Summer show will be the last time you’ll be able to take advantage of the deal.)

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