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Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg left Okkervil River, but you wouldn’t know it from current The Stand-Ins single “Lost Coastlines.” Still, it’s true, he’s gone. It’s also true that Shearwater are releasing a seven-track digital EP in tandem with newest full-length Rook. It includes a live version of “Rooks” plus other live radio session cuts and b-sides. The main focus, though, is album track “The Snow Leopard,” which you can listen to here while reading over the rest of the tracklist. It’s twice as long as last cut “Leviathan, Bound” and comes with a pretty dramatic tail-end.

Here’s a tracklist:

01 “The Snow Leopard” (album version)
02 “So Bad” (iTunes bonus track)
03 “North Col” (vinyl and iTunes bonus track)
04 “Henry Lee” (live from KUT)
05 “Rooks” (live from Radio K)
06 “I Was A Cloud” (live from Radio K)
07 “South Col”/”The Snow Leopard” (live from Florence Gould Hall, NYC)

“So Bad”’s a Baby Dee cover and “Henry Lee”’s the American traditional.

The Snow Leopard EP is out 10/14 via Matador. The cover art’s a detail from “The Hardriim” by Kahn + Selesnick. Shearwater’s touring:

10/13 Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theater #
10/14 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern #
10/15 Washington, DC @ Kennedy Ctr (Millennium Stage, 7 PM, FREE)
10/17 Annandale, NY @ Bard College
10/19 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 at Berklee #
10/20 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/24 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle (stripped-down set)
10/25 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House (stripped-down set)
10/26 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (stripped-down set)
11/07 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/08 Antwerp, BE @ De Nachten
11/09 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
11/10 Rouen, FR @ Club 106 %
11/11 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan %
11/12 Feyzin, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
11/13 St-Gallen, CH @ Palace
11/14 Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
11/16 Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
11/17 Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof $
11/18 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
11/19 Hamburg, DE @ Nachtasyl
11/20 Ghent, BE @ Vooruit
11/21 The Hague, NL @ Crossing Borders Festival
11/22 London, UK @ St. Giles in the Fields Church
11/23 Coventry, UK @ Taylor John’s House
11/24 Brighton, UK @ Komedia

# w/ Hospital Ships
% w/ Thee Silver Mt. Zion
$ w/ Okkervil River

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Comments (3)
  1. Geoff  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2008 0

    Sounds similar to Pyramid Song. The song itself is fantastic.

  2. Sounds good, this band is getting a lot of hype right now. They are good musicians though.

  3. stephen  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2008 0

    wow that piano line sounds like radiohead

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