24 February 2010

Music News of the Day

In case you didn't know, Shearwater released a new album yesterday.  This should cause you to jump up and down and scream, "Yes!  Now my life will feel whole and rewarding once again!"

It's too early for me to say how I like the new album in comparison with Shearwater's previous work, but it doesn't really matter.  They're a wonderfully consistent band, and I love them for it.  (And by the way, if you haven't heard their Daytrotter Session, you're missing something special -- and free!  The version of "Nobody" they did there is among my favorite recordings of all time, meaning it's up there with Sam Collins's "Lonesome Road Blues" and Yo-Yo Ma's first recordings of the Bach cello suites.)

Here's a video for one of the songs from the new album:

3 comments:

  1. You are not alone in loving Shearwater Matthew. I thoroughly enjoyed Rooks, which reminded me of late period Talk Talk (high praise indeed), and am very much looking forward to hearing the new album.

    Thanks for the sessions tip.

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  2. Just got it off emusic the other day. Loving it so far--seems comparable to Rooks & Palo Santo, and better than Everybody Makes Mistakes. They're fantastic live, too.

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  3. This should cause you to jump up and down and scream, "Yes! Now my life will feel whole and rewarding once again!"

    I have only a handful of songs by Shearwater, but I like them all—two are off the new album. I shall look up the rest forthwith.

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