Posts Tagged ‘jonathan meiburg’

December 13, 2017

Texas project Cross Record and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg surprised us a few weeks ago by partnering up and announcing a new band named Loma. Accompanying the news was first release Black Widow, an icy haunting, willowy gusting beauty that came with an eerie visual accompaniment. The trio will be releasing their self-titled debut album on February 16th via Sub Pop, which I’ve heartily pre-ordered today after hearing their second single, Relay Runner, an avant-garde krautrock infused experimental piece that draws us into a deep hypnosis. It’s an edgy and restless meditation, strange and delightful in every way. You too can pre-order Loma’s debut album, here.

Shearwater’s Animal Joy

December 29, 2011

Wow, why have I not heard of Shearwater before? I’ve just been blown away by a beautiful song off their upcoming album Animal Joy, however, I cannot find a version to embed and share directly yet despite frantic searching. The song is Animal Life, and the only place to hear it right now is streaming off of NPR, so please go there and check it out, it’s amazing and has some very unique instrumentals infused into the folksy psychedelic rock melody.

Again, check it out here:

In the meantime, I did a little research on Shearwater. The indie rock band was actually formed in Austin, Texas in 1999 by members of well known indie folk band Okkervil River. Shearwater has had a whopping 7 albums out, and Animal Joy will be the 8th. I listened to some of their older tracks, and it seems Animal Joy is a departure from their previous sound, giving a noisier, more rock infused sound (at least from the two tracks I’ve listened to from Animal Joy so far). Previous songs had a more choir like, slightly more minimalist approach, but were absolutely beautiful too. Off of Animal Joy, there is only one song I can embed and share below, and it’s the track Breaking The Yearlings. It’s a great song too, but nowhere near as mind blowing and eye opening as Animal Life, so again, please do go listen to it, and as soon as there is a video or official audio to share directly, I’ll be on it again. Here is Breaking The Yearlings: