Okkervil River – Your Past Life As A BlastBy Craig Smith • Sep 25th, 2011 • Category: Webcut of the Week
Okkervil River‘s Will Sheff has taken the literal approach while assembling a video for the track “Your Past Life As A Blast” by using home movies of the Sheff family shot by his father. Sheff said about the clip — “Like many kids of the late 70s and early 80s, my dad was often hovering around with a Super 8 camera, filming my mom and me and – as time passed – my younger brother and sister. I remember him projecting these movies on a bare wall and, eventually, the movies becoming as much a part of my memory as the original events he had filmed. I thought it would be cool to use actual footage of those memories in the video itself, to make a really personal kind of rock video”. Soon to be traversing the globe taking in shows in Australia and Spain throughout October and November, the band will be rounding out a busy year touring I Am Very Far with a final batch of shows in UK and Ireland, culminating in their largest London show to date at Koko on the 22nd.