Category: Shearwater

Shearwater – Animal Joy

Shearwater has become among my favorite bands over the past several years. Their most recent album, Animal Joy, marked a shift in sound after the majestic art-rock of the Island Arc Trilogy albums, Palo Santo, Rook, and The Golden Archipelago. On Animal Joy, Shearwater scales back their majesty in favor of a more straight-forward rockier approach. It is (more…)

Shearwater – Rook

Shearwater has been one of my favorite finds over the past few years. They are an artsy “indie” band from Texas, led by vocalist Jonathon Meiburg. Shearwater began as a project by Okkervil River vocalist, Will Sheff, and Meiburg, who was also keyboardist for Okkervil River. Sheff was involved in their first three albums, but beginning with the album Palo Santo, Shearwater became primarily Meiburg’s project. With this change, Shearwater greatly increased in quality. Rook is Shearwater’s fifth album, second under (more…)

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