Shearwater – “Quiet Americans” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Michelle Laggan | January 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

A day before releasing their ninth full-length, Jet Plane And Oxbow, Shearwater have shared the music video for the album’s first single “Quiet Americans.” Channeling albums like David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and the Talking Heads’ Remain In Light, the band’s lead singer and songwriter Jonathan Meiburg has used this new record to add some polished experimentation and drama to the band’s ever-evolving sound. Director Alex Rapine’s video matches that aesthetic shift with a sleek, dark color palette, flickering lights, and a besuited Meiburg showing off his best evil grin. He also gets a haircut! Watch below.

Shearwater have tour dates coming up on both sides of the Atlantic:
02/03 Austin, TX @ North Door (w/ Marmalakes)
02/04 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (w/ Marmalakes)
02/06 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Jib Kidder)
02/10 Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
02/11 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
02/12 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
02/13 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
02/14 Brussels. BE @ Botanique
02/16 Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef
02/17 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
02/18 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
02/19 Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
02/20 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
02/21 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
02/23 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
02/24 Manchester , UK @ Night & Day
02/25 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
02/26 Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
02/27 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
02/28 Fribourg, CH @ Nouveau Monde
03/04 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
03/10 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
03/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
03/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe**
03/17 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern**
03/18 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch**
03/19 Chicago, IL @ Schubas**
03/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
03/25 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
** w/ Laura Gibson

Jet Plane And Oxbow is out 1/22 on Sub Pop. Pre-Order it here.