Wednesday, October 21, 2020

JM’s book, a new Loma record, and revisiting Jet Plane and Oxbow

JM's book, a new Loma record, and revisiting Jet Plane and Oxbow

Dear Friends of Shearwater, JM here. Even if it weren’t the week before the week before the US election, it would still be a big one at Shearwater HQ—not entirely for musical reasons, which I’ll get to in a moment. But if you’re up to your ears in helping people vote right now, please know […]

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A new album begins…

A new album begins...

Greetings from central Texas! It’s been an exciting six months since the campaign for the new Shearwater album smashed all our expectations; and I’m very happy to announce that we’ve started the first 3-week recording session for the new album. It has felt really good to write new SW songs again, and we’re really looking […]

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

You can help us make a new album.

You can help us make a new album.

If you’re reading this, you probably know that Shearwater has always lurked on the fringes of what’s sometimes called “the music business”; and that the rise of streaming services, and by the decline of physical sales, have made it hard for bands like us to keep making and releasing music.  We’ve worked with some excellent labels over the years—but we’ve never […]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Berlin Trilogy / New Album / Playlists

Berlin Trilogy / New Album / Playlists

1) Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy recordings for sale After months of rehearsal, three epic performances, and three weeks of mixing and mastering, Shearwater’s 2018 live performances of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy of Low, “Heroes”, and Lodger are finally available for you to hear, in the way we’d like them to be heard.   They’re for sale on our Bandcamp page. Due to copyright restrictions, we can’t […]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Shearwater & friends to perform David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy Oct 17-19

Shearwater & friends to perform David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy Oct 17-19

On October 17th, 18th, and 19th, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Heroes”, and in collaboration with Arts Brookfield and WNYC’s New Sounds Live, the Jet Plane and Oxbow lineup of SW (me, Emily Lee, Sadie Powers, Lucas Oswald, and Josh Halpern) will form the nucleus of an all-star lineup performing Bowie’s entire “Berlin Trilogy” […]

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Loma on tour now

Loma on tour now

The 2018 Loma tour (featuring me, Emily Lee, Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski, and Matt Schuessler) is about to hit the east coast of the US and Canada, starting in Atlanta and ending in Chicago. We’ve just finished an epic journey across the west coast, and if you’re thinking about coming to one of these shows, […]

Monday, January 15, 2018

What we’re doing…

JM is currently working with a band called Loma, which also features Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record. If you like his songwriting, you’ll really enjoy Loma, which comes out on Sub Pop on February 16, 2018. Pre-order it now, and you can listen to the whole album later this week. I’ll let […]

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thanks to all who participated in the JPOB charity auction; it was a great success, and allowed us to make substantial donations to Earthjustice, the International Rescue Committee, and the Equal Justice Initiative. Thank you to purchasers of The Sky Is A Blank Screen as well, which benefited those organizations as well as the Transgender […]

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jet Plane and Oxbow memorial charity auction

Jet Plane and Oxbow memorial charity auction

This week, we’re auctioning off five special artifacts from last year’s Jet Plane and Oxbow tour (including one of those laser gloves) to raise money for organizations who fight injustice, inequality, and corporate greed every day. Tube Light This is one of the fluorescent lights we used onstage on the JPOB tour (and even lugged […]

Sunday, June 18, 2017

New album: The Sky Is a Blank Screen – Live Recordings 2016

New album: The Sky Is a Blank Screen - Live Recordings 2016

The Sky is a Blank Screen, a live album from the tours for last year’s Jet Plane and Oxbow, is now available. The hour-plus album catches the excellent SW lineup of me, Emily Lee, Lucas Oswald, Sadie Powers, and Josh Halpern smashing our way through extended, sometimes off-the-rails versions of most of Jet Plane, along […]