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- Posted on Jan 12th 2010 11:58AM by Stephen Dowling
The album, called 'True Love Cast Out All Evil,' will see the band backing Erikson as he plays previously unreleased songs, according to Pitchfork. Sheff himself will produce the record, which will be released in April on the Anti- label.
It's not the first time Okkervil River have teamed up with Erikson -- the band played with him at SXSW in 2008 and 2009.
"The record will include found-sound and archival recordings culled from Erickson's home videos and recordings made in the Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane," a statement said. Erikson, who has struggled with mental health problems through his life, spent several years in the hospital in the early 1970s.
Sheff said, "When we started out, I was given 60 unreleased songs to choose from. There were songs written during business setbacks including the Elevators' painful breakup, songs written by Roky while he was incarcerated at Rusk, and a great deal of songs that reminded me of the sense of optimism and romanticism that I think sustained Roky through his worst years and ultimately reunited him, a few years ago, with his son Jegar and his first wife Dana."