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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.
23 Sep 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.
14 Feb 2012
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.
23 May 2010
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