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Tuesday, February 14 2012

Animal Spirits: an Interview with Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg

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.

Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 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.


Sunday, November 24 2013

Shearwater: Fellow Travelers

The liner notes may actually be the most insightful part of this record, and that is no slight to the music.

Monday, February 13 2012

Shearwater: Animal Joy

2010’s The Golden Archipelago concluded a gorgeous trilogy, but Animal Joy presents a leaner, rougher Shearwater.

Sunday, October 17 2010

Blue Water White Death: Blue Water White Death

Hope you know how to swim, for the masterminds behind Xiu Xiu and Shearwater are here to take you on a foreboding journey through the dangers of the deep ocean.

Sunday, May 23 2010

Shearwater: 7 May 2010 - Austin, TX

Although they initially started as a side project of Okkervil River, Shearwater have established themselves as another great band from Austin, as they ably proved themselves with 2008’s excellent Rook and the equally impressive follow-up, this year’s The Golden Archipelago.

Monday, March 1 2010

Shearwater: The Golden Archipelago

While the beauty of this record should surprise no one familiar with Shearwater, it's the immediacy here, the driving pulse of it, that might catch you off guard. And keep you listening.

Shearwater: Rook [29.May.08]


Thursday, February 18 2010

Shearwater - "Hidden Lakes" (video)

Shearwater's eagerly awaited new album The Golden Archipelago releases next week via Matador. "Hidden Lakes" is the first video.

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