New Music - Shearwater

Though they share primary members with Okkervil River, the music of Shearwater only vaguely recalls their indie-folk brethren. While the former, led by sometime Shearwater collaborator Will Sheff, combines highly literate narratives, Sheff’s rough-edged vocals, and ragged folk-rock sensibilities, Shearwater’s tunes often glide by on a bed of delicate instrumentation and Jonathon Meiburg’s choir-boy voice, like a poor man‘s Jeff Buckley. On this new song, the (almost) title track from the forthcoming Rook (Matador, June), the band puts forth one of their finest recordings yet. Rook is the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed Palo Santo from 2006. Thanks to Chromewaves for the heads up.

MP3 :: Rooks
(from Rook. Info and more music here)

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