Monday, December 14, 2015

‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’ less than two weeks away + North American tour

1) Advance stream, podcast, and other preorder bonuses

In just under 10 days, the wait ends: on December 25th, anyone who pre-orders (or has already pre-ordered) our new album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, will be able to stream it online (for free) from This is nearly a month before its official release on January 22nd.

If you pre-order, you’ll also receive a free Shearwater podcast, Headwaters, which includes demos, outtakes, and early versions of songs from the new album, and field recordings I made this year in Brazil and Guyana, all embedded in a wide-ranging conversation between me and WNYC’s John Schaefer, host of New Sounds.


These digital bonuses apply to the digital preorder as well, so if the cost of shipping outside the US has you waiting…

However, if you’ve ordered the album in physical form on CD or 2xLP, you’ll get a free sticker (see below) when your order arrives – and, if you ordered the LP, a limited pressing of the record on blue vinyl.

2) Tour dates (inc. newly added North American shows)

Though we’re playing three US dates in February before we travel to Europe, we’re doing a longer run of shows in the US and Canada when we return. Tickets are on sale for most shows now; see the tour page for ticket links. Here’s a complete list, with new adds at the end.

North America warmup:
Feb. 03 – Austin, TX – North Door
Feb. 04 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Feb. 06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Feb. 10 – Berlin, DE – Franz Club
Feb. 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
Feb. 13 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
Feb. 14 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Feb. 16 – Lille, FR – Aeronef
Feb. 17 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Feb. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Feb. 19 – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
Feb. 20 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
Feb. 21 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
Feb. 23 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
Feb. 24 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
Feb. 25 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Feb. 26 – Paris, FR – Point Ephémère
Feb. 27 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Feb. 28 – Fribourg, CH – Nouveau Monde

NEW! North America:
Mar. 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Mar. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Mar. 10 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Mar. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Mar. 17 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Mar. 18 – Detroit (Ferndale), MI – The Loving Touch
Mar. 19 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
Mar. 22 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Mar. 26 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

3) Et cetera

In case you missed it: you can listen to the first single from Jet Plane and Oxbow, “Quiet Americans”, here.

A conversation about the new record between me and music journalist Michael Azerrad (editor of The Talkhouse and author of Our Band Could Be Your Life) has also been making the rounds.

More soon –


PS. We’re now on Instagram! Our touring keyboardist Emily Lee, about whom more soon, is running the show.