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Shearwater is a seabird

Posted by keepitcoming on April 24, 2006

What’s with seabirds these days? First guillemots, and now this? Even though it started as a side project for Okkervil River‘s Jonathan Meiburg and Will Shelf, Shearwater has begun taking a life of its own. Since their fourth album is released next week, several posts have already been written about it, but I thought they might have passed you by as they did me, so here are three tracks from Palo Santo which enlightened my weekend. The first two mark a departure from their usually Talk Talk and Nick Drake-inspired sound, bringing to mind Talking Heads for instance (no, it’s not a Connells cover you see). The third is a more standard track, with a beautiful crescendo to boot.

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