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MP3 of the Day #810: Shearwater

By on Monday, 10th February 2014 at 10:00 am

Sub Pop signings Shearwater will be returning to England for a few live dates in late April / early May. Ahead of that, they’re offering up a free mp3 of ‘Black is the Color’, recorded live at American radio station WNYC for the ‘Colors’ episode of Radiolab. Listen to and grab it for your very own below.


Shearwater / April and May 2014 English Tour

By on Wednesday, 13th November 2013 at 9:30 am

American band Shearwater have announced a four-date tour for England for April and May next year. Tickets are on sale now.

Watch the video for the band’s cover of Xiu Xiu’s ‘I Luv The Valley OH!’ below; this version features on ‘Fellow Travelers’, Shearwater’s new collection of reinventions and collaborations with artists they’ve toured with over the years; their new album is due out the 25th of November.

Wednesday 30th April 2014 – London XOYO
Thursday 1st May 2014 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 2nd May 2014 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 3rd May 2014 – Brighton Haunt



MP3 of the Day #787: Shearwater and Clinic

By on Friday, 11th October 2013 at 10:00 am

Here’s an unlikely collaboration…or is it? Austin band Shearwater (pictured above) teamed up with Liverpool’s Clinic to record a new reimagining of ‘Fucked Up Life’, which was originally written and performed by Denton, TX band – and Sub Pop labelmates – The Baptist Generals.

The song will appear on Shearwater’s lovingly conceived new album out on the 25th of November, ‘Fellow Travelers’, a collection of reworkings of other bands’ songs and collaborations including this track. And it’s Friday, so we’re giving it away. Because we’re nice like that. (Not really. It’s Shearwater’s people that want you to have it.) Either way, listen to and grab it for your very own below.


Shearwater / November 2012 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at 9:30 am

Shearwater from Austin, Texas will begin a short UK tour on Saturday in London. Catch them on the following dates:

Saturday 24th November 2012 – London Garage
Sunday 25th November 2012 – Bristol Fleece
Monday 26th November 2012 – Manchester St. Philips Church
Tuesday 27th November 2012 – Glasgow Art School
Thursday 29th November 2012 – Liverpool Eric’s
Friday 30th November 2012 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar


Video of the Moment #888: Shearwater

By on Tuesday, 17th July 2012 at 6:00 pm

Shearwater‘s new video for frenetic track ‘Immaculate’ is like a Flickr nature slideshow gone mad. See what I mean by watching the video below. The song appears on the band’s ‘Animal Joy’, out earlier this year on Sub Pop.



Video of the Moment #752: Shearwater

By on Sunday, 1st April 2012 at 10:00 am

Shearwater have released the video for their song ‘You as You Were’. Do you like being stalked in the woods by people in bear costumes? You’ll like this one, then.

Read Cheryl’s review of their intimate show in Baltimore in February here.



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