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Shearwater - "Quiet Americans" (Singles Going Steady)

The song's retro-futuristic atmosphere and snarky political commentary demand multiple listens to reach their full effect.

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Murder By Death: Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon finds the Murder By Death paradigm in place -- tapping and merging American roots music to yield songs at once cinematic in scope and presentation and literary in their lyrical construction and themes.

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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.

Jennifer Kelly
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Shearwater: Animal Joy

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

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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.

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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.

Ryan Lester
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Shearwater: Rook

Following the critically acclaimed Palo Santo, Shearwater raises the bar with Rook.

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Shearwater: Palo Santo

Bravely challenging, this is a haunting, exceptional record.

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Shearwater: Thieves

Five songs that will make you a Shearwater fan...

Jill LaBrack
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