Shearwater Returns w/Sub Pop Album

 

February release will be accompanied
by a tour that month with Sharon Van Etten.

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

On February
14  Shearwater will release their Sub Pop
debut Animal Joy.
The band will embark on a 13 date North American tour opening for Sharon Van
Etten beginning on February 2nd. (See below for a full list of
dates.)

 

Animal Joy was produced and recorded by Danny
Reisch in Austin, Texas, and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol,
Jonsi, Frightened Rabbit) in Bridgeport, Connecticut; sessions took place
through most of 2011. Principal players were Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, guitar,
and piano), Kimberly Burke (upright and electric bass) and Thor Harris (drums) –
all members of Shearwater since 1999 – along with guest performers Andy Stack
(of Wye Oak) on guitar, keyboard, and saxophone, Scott Brackett on keyboards,
Cully Symington on additional drums, Sam Lipman on clarinet, and Elaine Barber
on harp. The label advises us: “No strings or glockenspiels were touched during
the making of this album.”

 

The band’s
previous album was 2010’s  acclaimed The Golden Archipelago (reviewed here).
Meanwhile, in 2008 we featured an interview with mainman Meiburg, who talked
about the band’s then-current release Rook,
his theories on songwriting, bouts with stage fright, and more. Read the full
story here
.

 

Animal Joy:

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

 
Shearwater Tour
Dates with Sharon Van Etten:

2/10/2012          
Philadelphia
PA               
Johnny Brenda’s
2/11/2012           
Washington
DC                
Black Cat
2/12/2012           
Carrboro NC           
          Cat’s Cradle
2/14/2012           
Columbus
OH                  
Wexner Center
2/15/2012           
Newport KY           
           The Southgate
House
2/16/2012           
Chicago IL           
             
Lincoln Hall
2/17/2012           
Chicago IL           
             
Lincoln Hall
2/18/2012           
Minneapolis
MN              
Cedar Cultural Centre
2/21/2012           
Toronto ON           
            Lee’s Palace
2/22/2012           
Montreal QC           
          Il Motore
2/23/2012           
Boston MA           
            
Paradise
2/24/2012           
Brooklyn NY           
          Music Hall of
Williamsburg
2/25/2012            New
York NY           
         Bowery Ballroom
 
 

 

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