Arts + Culture
Remember last week when I talked about how I’m a sucker for clever lyrics? If you’re not, you should probably stop reading here. For those who are sticking with me: It’s that weakness (or strength, depending on how you look at it) that resulted in my falling madly in love with Okkervil River. It was the song “John Allyn Smith Sails” off the Austin folk-rock outfit’s latest album The Stage Names that really got me. At first, it was just that it samples the Beach Boys’ “Sloop John B” totally out of nowhere.