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#629 Shearwater – Quiet Americans

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Shearwater play London’s Field Day Festival tonight as they start a European tour in support of Jet Plane and Oxbow, which was released in January. On the eve of the tour they released this lyric video for ‘Quiet Americans’ to…

Album | Shearwater – Animal Joy

Whilst not as dense or treacle-thick as previous Shearwater records, Animal Joy is just as intricately layered, and manages to be peculiarly exhilerating in spite of its persistently shadowy subject matter. Opener ‘Animal Life’ anchors the album’s loose thread of…

Brian’s Mixtape #29: Parliament of Fowls

Safely installed in his cosy nest, Brian’s been musing on how great his winged neighbours are. Birds are a splendid bunch – lots of them sing (although admittedly with varying levels of success), some of them are darned attractive (Mr…

Album Review: Shearwater – Rook

Shearwater are not normal. Not even slightly. The title track of this album (their first since signing to Matador) is an apocalyptic vision of a world where all the birds fall from the sky whilst the people all cower indoors.

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Shearwater We Say: Texan folksters doing a splendid line in ethereal art rock. They Say: \\”pastoral prog-folk chaotic celestial mindfuckery\\” Band Members: Jonathan Meiburg, Thor Harris, Kimberly Burke. Alumni: Howard Draper, Will Sheff. Associates: Kevin Schneider, Matthew Barnhart, Mark Sonnabaum,…