On May 10, 2011.

On May 10, 2011, “Jagjaguwar” label released “I Am Very Far”, the sixth Okkervil River album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Will Sheff, John Congleton and Phil Palazzolo.

Personnel:

  • Will Sheff – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Wurlitzer electric piano, cassette deck, glockenspiel, piano , sampler, file cabinet
  • Scott Brackett – cornet, Juno synthesizer, manipulated samples, vibraphone, piano
  • Brian Cassidy – vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, string arrangements
  • Lauren Gurgiolo – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Jonathan Meiburg – vocals, angklung
  • Patrick Pestorius – vocals, bass
  • Justin Sherburn – piano, pump organ, Farfisa, Rhodes and Helpinstill electric piano, accordion, Arp synthesizer, electric Guitar, horn arrangements
  • Cully Symington – drums, percussion
  • Joy Askew – vocals
  • Nicole Atkins – vocals
  • Stephen Belans – tympani, second drum kit
  • Mike Booher – vocals
  • William Braun – cello
  • Alexis Buffum – violin
  • Audrey Easley – flute
  • Jeanene Ioppolo Johnson – clarinet
  • Jeff Johnston – acoustic guitar
  • Ben Kalb – cello
  • Paul Klemperer – saxophone, clarinet
  • Justin Kurys – viola
  • Sharon Lacey – oboe
  • Ben Lance – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Will Landin – tuba
  • Ephraim Owens – trumpet
  • Phil Palazzolo – duct tape, whistling, electric Guitar, piano, sampler
  • Sarah Pizzichemi – violin
  • Brendan Ryan – piano, accordion
  • Sara Scurry – bassoon
  • Zachary Thomas – bass
  • Raul Vallejo – trombone
  • Beth Wawerna – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sheff.

  1. The Valley
  2. Piratess
  3. Rider
  4. Lay of the Last Survivor
  5. White Shadow Waltz
  6. We Need a Myth
  7. Hanging from a Hit
  8. Show Yourself
  9. Your Past Life as a Blast
  10. Wake and Be Fine
  11. The Rise
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