Posts Tagged ‘shearwater’

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.

November 25, 2017

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg and Texan outfit Cross Record have joined forces to give us a new super-group of sorts named Loma. They’ve quickly caught many a discerning tastemakers’ ears with their first release, an icy haunting, willowy gusting beauty named Black Willow. The song even arrives with a fittingly eerie and abstract visual accompaniment. They hymnal carries a mystical quality in its silky harmonies and phantom soundscape, consisting of delicate beats and ghostly guitars. Loma already has a self titled debut album on the way. It arrives February 16th via Sub Pop. Stream/purchase Black Willow, here.

Shearwater covers Xiu Xiu’s I Luv The Valley OH!

November 13, 2013

Austin indie rockers Shearwater are gearing up to release a covers album titled Fellow Travelers on November 26 on Sub Pop. The release will be replete with covers of St. Vincent ,Wye Oak, Coldplay, and many more. They also cover Xiu Xiu, and we can hear that cover right now. It’s a passionate, gritty cover of I Luv The Valley OH! filled with raw, stomping post punk goodness.

Shearwater covers Xiu Xiu’s I Luv The Valley OH!

November 13, 2013

Austin indie rockers Shearwater are gearing up to release a covers album titled Fellow Travelers on November 26 on Sub Pop. The release will be replete with covers of St. Vincent ,Wye Oak, Coldplay, and many more. They also cover Xiu Xiu, and we can hear that cover right now. It’s a passionate, gritty cover of I Luv The Valley OH! filled with raw, stomping post punk goodness.

OFFICIAL VID: Shearwater – You As You Were

March 28, 2012

Scottish band Shearwater’s beautiful song You As You Were has a cinematic video to accompany it now, complete with people in animal or monster costumes (yes, yet again). The song is off their recently released quality album Animal Joy. These guys are just growing on me more and more these days. 

Animal Joy stream

February 15, 2012

Whoa. I just realized the full album from Shearwater is streaming on youtube right now. So in a second Shearwater post of the day, here’s Animal Joy! Thanks, Sub Pop Records!

Tracklist:

01. Animal Life
02. Breaking the Yearlings
03. Dread Sovereign
04. You As You Were
05. Insolence
06. Immaculate
07. Open Your Houses
08. Run the Banner Down
09. Pushing the River
10. Believing Makes It Easy
11. Star of the Age

OFFICIAL VID: Shearwater – Breaking The Yearlings

February 15, 2012

The few tracks I heard a few weeks ago off of Shearwater’s new album Animal Joy blew me away. Here are my previous posts in regards to the new album. Now, there’s a video to go with the first single, Breaking The Yearlings. Get ready for some good Texas indie psych-rock. They incorporate very unique instrumentals into their songs. I like. It’s almost surprising they’re from Texas and not the UK with the sound they have.

Shearwater – Breaking The Yearlings [OFFICIAL VIDEO] from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

So far, my favorite song off the album is still Animal Life. Here it is again:

More Shearwater

January 18, 2012

I’ve been extremely impressed by select songs off indie psych rock band Shearwater’s upcoming album Animal Joy. Today, I listened to a third new track off the album, the uplifting You As You Were, and it’s a lovely, piano heavy ballad. Animal Joy is quickly making its way onto my must purchase list with the previews I’ve heard so far. 

My previous Shearwater post gushed about their track Animal Life. I wasn’t able to find a version to embed then, but it’s been a couple weeks since then, so enjoy below. And I’ll add on Breaking The Yearlings again. The unique sounding band consists of a couple Okkervil River members, so there are some folk influences to be dug up for sure.

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: http://www.npr.org/2011/12/29/144267273/2012-winter-music-preview

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: