In this week's forest-killing version of DC9
, one Cory Graves handles the task of catching us all up to speed on Austin'sShearwater
, which comes to town tomorrow night withWye Oak
in tow for maybe the best top-to-bottom bill we'll see all weekend. Turns out Shearwater just dropped a new album, and, as Graves explains, it's kind of a keeper:
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After toiling away for months with the help of local studio ace John Congleton, Meiburg's Austin-based outfit recently released the disc, its most engrossing effort to date. It's also the band's sixth studio album--and third in a trilogy of albums linked by themes of environmental and human decay. It's more than that, though: [The Golden Archipelago] outdoes its predecessors by creating sonic landscapes that match the thrilling dynamics of Shearwater's live shows and pairs them with the group's subtle orchestrations and Meiburg's rich, melodramatic vocals. Continue reading...
In short: You want to go to there. And we can help you do so for free, thanks to our friends at The Loft. First five people to shoot me an email with the words "Birds of a Feather" in the subject line get the tickets. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!