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Friday, April 22, 2011

Why I Love My (New) Home

Why I Love My (New) Home

Our promised big news at last: we’ve signed to Seattle’s Sub Pop records. We’re proud to be joining their excellent roster, and excited about the new album we start recording in a few short weeks. To celebrate, we’re releasing a couple of new items on our bandcamp page: The first is a set of live […]


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Looking Ahead

It’s springtime in Texas, and everything seems possible. For the first time in several years, we mostly sat out SXSW, though we’ll probably to be back next year – the only SW-related performance was a live soundtrack to some footage shot by Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie on the remote island of Tristan da Cunha last […]


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Island Arc Performance

The Island Arc Performance

On January 15th, 2011, Shearwater will present The Island Arc, the trilogy of albums that includes 2006’s Palo Santo, 2008’s Rook, and 2010’s The Golden Archipelago, in a single, complete performance at the beautiful Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. This will be a one-time-only event – we’ve never performed these thematically-linked albums in order, […]


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

East for the Winter, New Sounds in Tow

East for the Winter, New Sounds in Tow

We’re prepping now for our upcoming East Coast tour with Damien Jurado. It’s taking us to some places we haven’t been in years, some that are entirely new (and long overdue). It’s also been long enough since the release of The Golden Archipelago that we’re taking first steps toward new recordings. I cranked up my […]


Sunday, July 11, 2010

October Surprises

In early October we’re going to be playing a pair of festivals – first, Matador’s 21st anniversary bash in Las Vegas, with a few bands you’ve heard of. Vegas seems like an illogical place to do almost anything, but when you figure that flights are relatively cheap from most cities in the US (to lure […]


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Willie and Waylon and Me

Willie and Waylon and Me

Before we head out to Europe again, we’re going to be playing a special benefit show on July 16th for our beloved Austin NPR station, KUT, in the Austin City Limits studio. Tickets are available here. We’ll be joined by some friends and longtime collaborators for this performance, and we’re going to play at least […]


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lhude sing cuccu

Lhude sing cuccu

We’re easing into the Texas summer after an exhilarating first round of touring in the US and EU. Not that we’re putting ourselves out to pasture – there’s plenty coming up, both Golden Archipelago-related and otherwise. First off, we’re starting a new European tour in mid-July; we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite places and […]


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Road Movies

We’re packed and ready to head to the west coast in the morning after a week back home. It’s been good to see friends old and new, and to get a snapshot of northern Europe before the volcano and the eastern US in a gloriously rainy spring. Along the way we’ve done plenty of horsing […]


Saturday, February 20, 2010

“Hidden Lakes” Mini-Doc

We released a pair of videos for “Hidden Lakes” yesterday; you can find them here. But we also wanted to post an exclusive version of the video shot at JM’s house, in which he talks about the TGA and some of the travels that inspired it. If you look closely you can catch some footage […]


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Download The Golden Dossier

Download The Golden Dossier

The physical copies of the Golden Dossier are gone; that’s the bad news. But the good news is that we’re posting an electronic archive of much of it here; you can download a PDF and print a copy for yourself if you like.