Okkervil River Cover Bill Fay, ‘Plan D’

November 19, 2011

Will Sheff and Co. followed up their 2007 holiday mixtape, Golden Opportunities, today with a brand new set of cover tunes now available to download for free over on their site. The theme this year appears to be “lost classics,” as the 5-track EP contains a number of cuts deserving of more recognition from the folk-rock canon, including the Triffids’ “One Soul Less On Your Fiery List,” the title track to Jim Sullivan’s mysterious 1969 LP U.F.O., Ted Lucas’ “It’s So Nice to Get Stoned,” and the above song written by (one of Jeff Tweedy’s favorite unsung heroes) Bill Fay. “Plan D” is off Fay’s 1971 album, Time of the Last Persecution, a record that — while criminally overlooked in its time — should be earning a few more fans this week with this reverent nod from Okkervil River.

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