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Shearwater

Shearwater was formed by two band members of Austin, TX’s Okkervil River. Okkervil’s singer and guitarist, Will Sheff, and back-up vocalist and accordion/keyboard player, Jonathan Meiburg formed Shearwater so they could write softer, more folk-influenced music. Band members today include Jonathan Meiburg, Thor Harris, Kim Burke, Jordan Geiger, and Kevin Schneider.

To date, Shearwater has released six full-length albums, ‘The Dissolving Room’, ‘Everybody Makes Mistakes’, ‘Winged Life’, ‘Palo Santo’, ‘Rook’ and ‘The Golden Archipelago’ as well as an ...read more

Shearwater was formed by two band members of Austin, TX’s Okkervil River. Okkervil’s singer and guitarist, Will Sheff, and back-up vocalist and accordion/keyboard player, Jonathan Meiburg formed Shearwater so they could write softer, more folk-influenced music. Band members today include Jonathan Meiburg, Thor Harris, Kim Burke, Jordan Geiger, and Kevin Schneider.

To date, Shearwater has released six full-length albums, ‘The Dissolving Room’, ‘Everybody Makes Mistakes’, ‘Winged Life’, ‘Palo Santo’, ‘Rook’ and ‘The Golden Archipelago’ as well as an EP entitled Thieves and a split album with Okkervil River entitled Sham Wedding/Hoax Funeral.

Beginning at some point in 2005, Will Sheff lessened his role in the band. Jonathan Meiburg wrote the entirety of Palo Santo. As a biologist, Jonathan has a particular perspective. The songs of Palo Santo were partly written at the Galápagos Islands in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. And he evolves with beautiful ‘pictures’ of nature at Rook. « hide

Similar Bands: Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Co., Great Lake Swimmers, Midlake, Port O'Brien

LPs
Shearwater Plays Lodger
2016

4.2
3 Votes
Jet Plane and Oxbow
2016

3.6
45 Votes
Animal Joy
02/14/2012

3.6
96 Votes
Shearwater Is Enron
2010

4.1
4 Votes
The Golden Archipelago
2010

3.8
118 Votes
Rook
2008

3.9
114 Votes
Palo Santo
2006

3.9
36 Votes
Winged life
2004

3.9
11 Votes
Everybody Makes Mistakes
2002

2.9
4 Votes
The Dissolving Room
2001

4.2
3 Votes
EPs
The Snow Leopard
2008

5
1 Votes
Thieves
2005

Compilations
Fellow Travelers
11/26/2013

2.7
10 Votes

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