Tuesday, February 14 2012
For three albums and half a decade, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg ventured ever further into abstract, imagistic baroque pop. Now in his seventh full-length, Meiburg turns towards a more personal, cathartic sound, written mostly in the first-person, grounded in rock and almost entirely free of bird references.
Sunday, May 10 2009
Okkervil River's Pop Lie explores our roles in creating celebrity and deconstructing dreams, with the swirling sugar-rush of synthesizers and irresistible high-energy hook of the single.
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Thursday, May 29 2008
Following the critically acclaimed Palo Santo, Shearwater raises the bar with Rook.