- Shearwater (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Shearwater
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Indie rock, Psych folk, Folk rock
2001–present [web cite |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/42179-interview-shearwater |title=Interview: Shearwater |author=Crock, Jason |publisher=Pitchfork Media|date=2007-04-24]
Misra Records Matador Records
URL = [http://www.shearwatermusic.com/ Official site]
Jonathan MeiburgKimberly Burke Thor Harris
Will SheffHoward Draper
Shearwater is an
indie rockband formed in Austin, Texasin 1999 [ [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/42179-interview-shearwater] ] by Okkervil Rivermembers Jonathan Meiburgand Will Sheff.
Jonathan Meiburgand Will Sheff, who began their collaboration as members of the critically lauded Okkervil River, founded Shearwater in 2001 as an outlet for quieter songs on which the two were working.
Shearwater's debut, "
The Dissolving Room", introduced Meiburg's now ex-wife Kim Burke on upright bass; shortly after, drummer and vibraphonist Thor Harris joined the band.
The addition of multi-instrumentalist Howard Draper plus tours and support dates with
The Mountain Goats, Akron/Familyand Blonde Redheadbrought them exposure. Shearwater developed their music through several initial albums such as "Everybody Makes Mistakes" and " Winged Life", as well as the "Thieves" EP.
In May 2006, Shearwater released their fourth full-length album, "
Palo Santo", to much acclaim from critics and fans. [ [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/shearwater-palo-santo/ Shearwater: Palo Santo - PopMatters Music Review ] ] On April 10, 2007, Shearwater, now signed on to Matador Records, re-released a 2-disc edition of "Palo Santo" with bonus and re-recorded tracks from the original album.
February 26, 2008, Matador Records announced that their new album, "Rook", would be released on June 3, 2008. [ [http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/?p=1275 Coming June 3 - Shearwater's "Rook"] . Matador Records] The first single, "Rooks", is available for free as an MP3 from their record label. [ [http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/?p=1275] ]
*Meiburg is a
graduate studentin ornithology, the study of birds. Shearwateris the name of a type of medium-sized seabird that is also shown on the cover of "Winged Life".
Sham Wedding/Hoax Funeral" - 2004 / Jound / CD Split with Okkervil River
*"Thieves" - 2005 / Misra / EP
* [http://www.shearwatermusic.com Official website]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5324264 NPR Song of the Day]
* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2006-05-12/music_feature.html Austin Chronicle Feature]
* [http://auralstates.com/2008/06/interview-jonathan-meiburg-of-shearwater.html Interview with Jonathan Meiburg] at Aural States, June 2008
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