Shearwater – “Hidden Lakes” Video

The Golden Archipelago, which has already birthed two downloadable previews in the soaring “Castaways” and its wind-blown counterpart “Black Eyes,” sees its first official video treatment today at the hands of director Alma Har’el. Jonathan Meiburg is in full costumer for “Hidden Lakes”‘ 3/4 piano reverie by way of Talk Talk, dirty and destitute, crawling across a barren land before running into an evil looking Thor Harris (guessing it’s Thor by that earring, tough to say for sure without seeing his bare chest and hammer dulcimer). At which point they make a meaningful exchange of soulful looking puppies. Totally normal.


(via Matablog)

A more intimate rendition:

Two MP3s:

Shearwater – “Castaways” (MP3)
Shearwater – “Black Eyes” (MP3)

The Golden Archipelago is available digitally now via Matador. The CD comes with a 50 page perfect-bound dossier “that explains and enlarges upon the themes of the album,” and the LP contains 2 bonus tracks and a PDF of the dossier, all out 2/23.

UPDATE: Here Shearwater takes on Eno:

Shearwater – “Baby’s On Fire (Brian Eno Cover)” (MP3)
(via Chromewaves via Matablog)

Touring:
03/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl %
03/25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
03/26 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel %
03/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %
03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
03/30 – Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bears %
03/31 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa %
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace %
04/02 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways %
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %
04/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar %
04/07 – Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge at Grinnell College %
04/09 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis %
04/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
04/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
04/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
04/29 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
04/30 – Pullman, WA @ The BellTower
05/01 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
05/04 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
05/07 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

# Jonathan Meiburg solo, supporting Xiu Xiu
% w/ Wye Oak

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