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We’ve Got A File On You: Sharon Van Etten

We've Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which
Ryan Leas | January 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Shearwater Fellow Travelers

There are plenty of good reasons to listen to Shearwater: There's the band's admirably expansive ambitions, almost prog-level for an indie rock band. (They made…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Shearwater Animal Joy

Shearwater's last three albums, the ones that brought the Austin band to prominence, all made up parts of a loose overarching concept-album trilogy, one that…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

More Shearwater stories

Loma – “Black Willow” Video

Loma is a new collaborative project cooked up by Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg and the Texas duo Cross Record, and they'll release their first album together…
James Rettig | November 15, 2017 - 10:11 am

Premiere

Lucas Oswald – “Dark On Us”

Lucas Oswald used to play in the Appleseed Cast and currently plays in Shearwater, but under his own name, he writes buoyant indie-pop about depression.
Peter Helman | June 20, 2017 - 10:00 am

Watch Shearwater Cover A Bauhaus Classic And All Of David Bowie’s Lodger

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…
Collin Robinson | July 12, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Shearwater – “Quiet Americans” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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

Stream Shearwater Jet Plane And Oxbow

For years, Jonathan Meiburg's band Shearwater have been one of our greatest sources for grand, stately art-rock. The group is more or less a solo…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2016 - 10:33 am

Shearwater – “Only Child”

Shearwater, Jonathan Meiburg's epic and searching Texan rock project, were the first artists ever to get two separate albums into our Album Of The Week…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 11:28 am

Shearwater – “Quiet Americans”

Austin rockers Shearwater have announced the release of a new album called Jet Plane And Oxbow, the follow-up to 2012's Animal Joy and 2013's covers…
James Rettig | October 20, 2015 - 10:23 am

Watch Swans’ Thor Harris Explain His Major Depression In An Inspiring Short Documentary

The Mental Health Channel has a series called The Inside Story that profiles people who "reveal their mental health diagnoses and their paths to overcome…
Miles Bowe | August 21, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Shearwater – “Black Is The Color”

Shearwater have been going in on the covers lately. Last year, Jonathan Meiburg's Texan indie impressionists earned an Album Of The Week designation for their…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 11:41 am

Shearwater – “Novacane” (Frank Ocean Cover)

Last month, I gave Album Of The Week to Shearwater's Fellow Travelers, on which the Texan band played sweeping, filigreed covers of songs from bands…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Stream Shearwater Fellow Travelers

Next week, Jonathan Meiburg's soaring, contemplative band Shearwater will release their new all-covers album Fellow Travelers, in which the band takes on songs by groups…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 9:31 am

Shearwater – “I Luv The Valley Oh!” (Xiu Xiu Cover) Video

The great indie-prog falsetto-floggers Shearwater will soon release their all-covers album Fellow Travelers, and we've already posted their excellent versions of Xiu Xiu's "I Luv
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 10:36 am

Shearwater – “Fucked Up Life” (Baptist Generals Cover)

Jonathan Meiburg is about to emerge from his chamber with a new Shearwater opus entitled Fellow Travelers. The latest set comprises renditions of songs by…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2013 - 11:45 am
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