Shearwater dropped an excellent offering of lavish, dignified art-rock with Jet Plane And Oxbow at the top of the year. Since dropping the album and finishing up the tour in support of it in March, they’ve been relatively quiet. Which frankly is completely fine since it takes some time to fully digest it. But today they stopped by The A.V. Club armed with a smoke machine and fluorescent lighting and covered Bauhaus’ 1981 hit “Kick In The Eye” and David Bowie’s Lodger in its entirety. The band revealed they are actually huge fans of Bauhaus, and their bassist plays fret-less a la Bauhaus’ David J. They are also working on another record that is heavily inspired by the late ’70s and early ’80s and both Bauhaus and Bowie are among the biggest influences. Watch the cover of “Kick In The Eye” up top, a short interview in the middle, and the full Lodger performance down bottom.
Jet Plane And Oxbow is out now on Sub Pop.