The Stage Names was released in 2007 and Okkervil River does a great job of packing this LP with personal insights and emotion. The record is a combination of traditional Rock anthems and slow ballads. One track, “Savannah Smiles”, is a sad song that would appeal to any parent with a young daughter. I love the raw, unpolished energy of this band. The music is filled with feedback, experimentation, and vocals that aren’t perfectly mixed.