The first single from Shearwater's
new album has just been released, and it is an exciting taste of the year to come. "Castaways" is a lush sea shanty of sorts, informed by frontman Jonathan Meiburg's travels around the islands down under. This song inhabits a space of soaring grandeur, with complex progressions building beneath Meiburg's powerful vocals. This one sounds like its going to be personal. Shearwater's
new album, The Golden Archipelago
, arrives February 23rd, 2010 via Matador Records
, get excited.
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MP3: Shearwater - "Castaways" (he Golden Archipelago)
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