Monday, May 12, 2014

Missing Islands leftovers on sale now

Missing Islands leftovers on sale now

The last of the Fellow Travelers tour shows is behind us. The new album looms ahead. Before we move on, though, there’s one loose end to tie up. We know we missed a lot of you on these tours. Many of that number have asked about the tour-exclusive album Missing Islands. We’ve been given permission […]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Heading for Europe + ‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’

Heading for Europe + 'Jet Plane and Oxbow'

16 April. Snow (the last of the year, I hope) last night; it’s mostly melted away this afternoon, but there are still a few traces of it in the shadows. I’ve just packed up the last of my things for our only Europe tour of 2014, which starts in a few days; as usual, I’m […]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Back to the East

Tonight we start the eastern North American leg of the Fellow Travelers tour at The Earl in Atlanta. From there, we’re working our way up the coast, then heading up to Quebec and down through the Great Lakes to Chicago. (See full dates.) Jesca Hoop will again be joining us as an opener and as a band member. If […]

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 ‘Fellow Travelers’ Tour Starts Here + Missing Islands

First, a present to you, loyal listeners:  We recorded it in WNYC’s studio during the Animal Joy tour for use on Radiolab’s “Colors” episode, in which you can hear a fragment as part of the segment “The Perfect Yellow”. But the whole track never surfaced, which was too bad; David Gaume, our sound engineer, spent hours trying valiantly […]

Sunday, December 1, 2013

‘Fellow Travelers’ and “Novacane”

'Fellow Travelers' and "Novacane"

Fellow Travelers is out now worldwide. You can get it at your local independent record store, (along with a free sticker, with a t-shirt if you’re so inclined), Amazon, and the other usual suspects. You can also get it digitally at eMusic, iTunes and Google Play, and soon in high resolution at HDTracks. Some […]

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Space Oddities and 2014 Tour

Today Pitchfork premiered the sci-fi epic video for “I Luv the Valley, OH!!”, directed by Branan Edgens and art-directed by Kahn and Selesnick. We’re very proud of it. Have a look: There’s a raft of new 2014 tour dates over on the Shows page as well. You still have a little time to pre-order Fellow Travelers from […]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

“Fucked Up Life”

Fellow Travelers is on its way, arriving November 26, 2013. Today the excellent UK-based music site The Quietus premiered the second single, our version of the The Baptist Generals‘ “Fucked Up Life”. It’s my favorite of their many excellent songs, and it closes the record. I used to see them perform it in Austin years […]

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 […]