Tag: Shearwater

#629 Shearwater – Quiet Americans

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 – Jet Plane And Oxbow

On Jet Plane and Oxbow, Shearwater sound a little like a-ha. The more electronic approach, the vocals, the fundamental feeling and structure of the opening tracks sends us back to the mid to late 80s. But their ninth studio album…

Blog | Ian’s Record Store Day: 7 shops. 22 records. 23.5 hours.

Ian Parker, Albums Editor extraordinaire, is uncontested for the title of For Folk’s Sake’s resident physicals enthusiast. While some of us were busy watching Johnny Flynn’s baby singing his dad’s songs or pretending to be this guy, Ian was freezing in…

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…

ATP to fill Butlins with array of folk stars

The All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival is set to welcome a thoroughly eclectic mix of bands to this summer’s two weekend extravaganza in Minehead, including a number of acts that are firm favourites of FFS.

Live review: Shearwater @ Rough Trade East, September 18th 2008

The remit for Shearwater’s live appearance at Rough Trade East was simple: play the new album, “Rook” in its entirety, in order. Unusually for an album exposition, this would take less than 40 minutes. And what splendid minutes they were.

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.


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,…