Friday, July 29, 2022

The Great Awakening retail release and shipping update

The Great Awakening retail release and shipping update

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well. Here are three items that might interest you: 1) The Great Awakening retail release As of today, The Great Awakening has hit retail stores in both LP and CD. Pick up a copy at your local record store or the usual online suspects! 2) The Great Awakening limited […]

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Preorder The Great Awakening now

Starting at 9 AM EDT today, the new Shearwater album The Great Awakening—our first in six years—will be available for pre-order here. A limited number of signed 180-gram vinyl 2xLPs and CDs can also be found for sale on our Bandcamp page. The album will be officially released in digital, CD, and standard-weight 2xLP formats on June 10th, […]

Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Great Awakening

The Great Awakening

Goodbye 2021–and here’s to 2022, the year of The Great Awakening (cultural pun intended). Thank you to everyone who’s been patiently awaiting the new Shearwater album (… and don’t worry, we haven’t gone all Q on you). Looking forward to sharing this with the world soon. Watch this space for release details…(!) JM/SW  

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 […]