Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fellow Travelers

On November 26, 2013, Sub Pop will release Fellow Travelers, our second full-length record for them, just in time for you to give it away to friends and loved ones. This is a very different record for us, as it’s composed almost entirely of holiday favorites songs by bands we’ve toured with over the years, re-imagined and renovated.  The result, […]

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Progress Report: New Recordings, (a few) New Shows

Progress Report: New Recordings, (a few) New Shows

I. Recordings After a year of playing Animal Joy, it’s been fun to spend this winter and spring doing something we’ve never really done before: focusing almost exclusively on other people’s songs. The Fellow Travelers record is well underway, and should be nearly complete by the end of the month. This is an album of […]

Sunday, January 6, 2013



2013 is, as usual, going to be a busy year for Shearwater, though it probably won’t see the kind of touring that kept us on the road for 200 shows and 40,000 miles in 2012. We’re about to begin work on two new recording projects: the first is an album of songs by some of […]

Thursday, October 25, 2012

From the Basement

From the Basement

Our episode of From the Basement (also featuring Foster the People) is live now and available to stream. It was really an honor to work in Nigel Godrich’s studio, and we’re proud of how it turned out. Part 1 features Pushing the River and Breaking the Yearlings (at 11 minutes in); Part 2 is You […]

Monday, September 24, 2012

Autumn tours, mini-album, “From the Basement”

Hello from the deserts of southwest Utah, where I’ve been hiking for the last week or so after returning from the Falklands. (If you’re ever out near Capitol Reef National Park, may I suggest outstanding free camping in the Dixie National Forest and hiking in Upper Muley Twist canyon?) The Falklands trip was beautiful and […]

Thursday, July 12, 2012


My old friend (and Blue Water White Death collaborator) Jamie Stewart’s take on “Immaculate”. Jamie’s the mastermind behind the wild and incredible Xiu Xiu, and you can see his fingerprints all over this thing, which is like a 3-hour psychological road movie compressed into just under 3 minutes. (JM)

Monday, July 2, 2012

More Touring, TV, and Dinosaurs

Hello from Munich, where we’re a few shows away from the end of the second European tour for Animal Joy. It’s a little hard to believe that we’ll be on the west coast of the USA in a little over a week for what are likely to be our only remaining US headlining shows this […]

Monday, May 28, 2012

Free LA Show June 1

A quick bit of news for our California friends: Jonathan and Lucas will be performing a special duo set on June 1 at Old Style Guitar Shop in Los Angeles. Admission is free, and the show starts at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On Tour With St. Vincent

Tonight in Providence we start our second American tour this year, supporting the incredible St. Vincent. Next Sunday, May 6, we’re playing our only headlining gig in NYC for the rest of this year – maybe our last headlining performance of the year on the East Coast. (Dates and tickets) In late July, we’ll be playing our […]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Europe/UK Tour #1 and “You As You Were” Video

As I write, we’re headed for Europe for our first tour since the release of Animal Joy. Many of the places we’re going are old friends – like Scala in London, Stereo in Glasgow, the Maroquinerie in Paris, Comet in Berlin, Bronson in lovely Ravenna, to name a few. But some are brand new; Istanbul, […]