It felt really bold to drop all the pretense, and drop a certain level of guard, and have a certain level of lowering your weapons, you know? Plus, I was at a point where I started to feel like that wasn’t a helpful thing to give people and to give our fans. You get to a certain point in your life, early or late or whatever, when you look around and you see that your friends are bummed out and lost and sad and shaken up and going through difficult stuff. There’s a certain point where you want to be like, “Here, take this.” [Laughs.] “Take this thing and it’ll help you on your journey.” And it’s a thing not offered because I know what thing to give you. It’s like the only thing I have that I hope will be helpful.
Will Sheff, on Okkervil River’s new record, which I can’t stop listening to. There is definitely a lot of joy and nostalgia in it, and the more I listen, the deeper it seeps in. (via sometimesagreatnotion)
I’m also still listening to The Silver Gymnasium incessantly. This is one of those “that-moment-in-my-life” defining records.