I've saved countless in-studio performances this year, and posted the ones I like the best. This one beats them all. This arresting acoustic version of A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene inspires me to go out and buy a Martin D15, yesterday. And all of these, when listened to at the right moment, will make you tremble - Will Sheff's voice has a deep soulful sadness that connects instantly.
Okkervil River - WOXY Lounge Act, 4-24-2008 (mp3s):
Lost Coastlines (new, unreleased)
A King & A Queen
A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene
It Ends With A Fall
Listen to the entire performance with interview here.