Shearwater will close 2016 with a six-date, east coast U.S. run, starting on December 10th in Austin, TX and ending on December 18th at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City (see below for a full list of dates.) These dates are in support of the band’s latest and greatest, Jet Plane and Oxbow, which was released on January, 22 2016 and continues to be one of the best-reviewed albums of the year.
On their previous run of US dates, the band stopped by The Onion’s offices in Chicago to film their cover of the Bauhaus classic “Kick In The Eye” for The A.V. Club’s seventh season of music video series, ‘A.V. Undercover’.
The A.V. Club says of the performance, “Throwing down the gauntlet for future Undercovers, Shearwater showed up to our studio with a smoke machine and laser light show. They covered not only Bauhaus’ goth-rocker “Kick In The Eye” but also all of David Bowie’s Lodger. All of it.”
With Shearwater’s latest album, the excellent Jet Plane And Oxbow, Jonathan Meiburg has crafted a more assertive and political effort without losing sight of the band’s biggest strengths: Meiburg’s baritone; descriptive, nonlinear lyrics; and songs that reveal more with each listen. Those strengths come out here in what is surely one of the more dramatic Undercovers we’ve hosted (see A.V. Club “Undercover” May 12th).”
Jet Plane and Oxbow is available now on CD/ 2xLP/ DL from Sub Pop [link here] and at an independent retailer near you.
Shearwater Tour Dates
Dec. 10 – Austin, TX – ACL Live **
Dec. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal **
Dec. 14 -Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle **
Dec. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar **
Dec. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts **
Dec. 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom **
** w/ Cross Record