Friday, March 12, 2010


ARTIST / BAND: Shearwater
SONGS (MP3): Black Eyes / Castaways
ALBUM: The Golden Archipelago
FILE UNDER: Indie / Experimental / Southern Rock
LABEL: Matador
INFO: Buoyed by Jonathan Meiburg’s tremulous vocals and constantly in thrall to the natural world, Shearwater’s music is a rich, suggestive thing. Probing appreciation of our environment has manifested itself across their discography; most recently on 2008’s excellent Rook, which masterfully evoked all manner of avian concerns (principally, that of flight itself). The Golden Archipelago is the third in a loose trilogy also comprising 2006’s Palo Santo, and finds Meiburg broadly contemplating life on remote islands, many of which he’s actually visited.
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