Published Nov 20, 2015In anticipation of the big Black Sheep Boy anniversary edition coming out next month, folksy American indie outfit Okkervil River have unveiled a documentary surrounding the making of their beloved 2005 LP. You can catch the behind the scenes action online now.
A YouTube playlist chops up the doc into three parts, which all dip into nostalgic territory. A press release explains that the footage was mostly shot by Zachary Thomas and was long-forgotten.
The band's Will Sheff explained in a statement:
When Jagjaguwar asked me earlier this year if I had any interesting artifacts from the making of Black Sheep Boy — photos or video footage or bonus tracks or anything — I initially told them no, because I had forgotten all about that little miniDV camera. I finally remembered, contacted Zachary in North Carolina, where he now lives with his wife and three children, and sent him on an errand digging through his house for the tapes.
As you'll see below, the rediscovered clips find Okkervil River learning the material before hitting the recording studio to track some of their most classic cuts.
As previously announced, the Black Sheep Boy 10th Anniversary Edition lands December 4 via Jagjaguwar. The three-LP set contains the original album, the Black Sheep Boy Appendix EP, and a disc of B-sides.
The band also kicks off a U.S. tour today (November 20), and you can see all their dates here.