In 2007 Okkervil River gave us the EP Golden Opportunities Mixtape for free. Now they have another gift for their fans. Here’s what they had to say about it.
Like its predecessor, Golden Opportunities 2 is a series of conceptually-related covers, this time by lesser-known musicians’ musicians such as Motown session player Ted Lucas, the 1980’s Australian band the Triffids, and the mysterious L.A. singer-songwriter Jim Sullivan, who vanished in the New Mexico desert in 1975. Golden Opportunities was recorded entirely live to two-track tape in one day at the Austin studio Premium Recording.
It is So Nice to Get Stoned (by Ted Lucas)
U.F.O. (by Jim Sullivan)
One Soul Less On Your Fiery List (by David McComb)
Plan D (by Bill Fay)
Dry Bones (American Traditional)