In celebration (and brilliantly living up to the name) of Okkervil River‘s new album, The Stand Ins, Will Sheff recognized on opportunity: letting his peers actually stand in to perform each new song. With some videos remaining to be released, so far songs have been covered by the likes of A.C. Newman (of The New Pornographers fame), Crooked Fingers, and Bon Iver. The latter being a rendition of “Blue Tulip”, which is almost unrecognizable from the album version, laced in Justin Vernon’s patented high octave falsetto. I think it is the best video out of the set released to date. What do you think?
[Okkervil River’s The Stand Ins is now in stores.]