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Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Van Etten, Boards Of Canada, Thundercat, Natasha Kmeto

Read New Music: Boards Of Canada, Thundercat, More

May 28, 2013 – This week's mix features dark electronica, a retooled Stevie Nicks-Tom Petty Classic, and more.


Shearwater's new album, Animal Joy, comes out Feb. 14.

Read First Listen: Shearwater, 'Animal Joy'

February 5, 2012 – Shearwater's songs about man's relationship with nature boom and swoop with epic grace and grandeur.

Clockwise from top left: Sleigh Bells, Stew, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater.

Read 2012 Winter Music Preview

December 29, 2011 – Twelve new songs to ring in 2012, from musicians including Sleigh Bells, Craig Finn and Shearwater.



Listen Shearwater: Grandiose And Delicate

March 19, 2010 – A lovely nature song, "Hidden Lakes" is as graceful and vulnerable as the world it describes.


Listen African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

February 22, 2010 – All Songs Considered's latest episode features Fela Kuti, Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure and more.


Shearwater; credit: Amy V. Cooper

Read Exclusive First Listen: Shearwater

February 7, 2010 – Hear The Golden Archipelago in its entirety for two weeks leading up to its release.

Listen Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk

June 22, 2009 – Hear highlights from the Tiny Desk Concert series: live music recorded at the offices of NPR Music.


Listen Shearwater: Soothing And Dreamlike WXPN

February 12, 2009 – Shearwater's Rook features careful, atmospheric arrangements and soothing vocals. WXPN


Read Songs Of The Year: Best Music Of 2008

December 23, 2008 – Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

Watch Shearwater: Tiny Desk Concert

November 14, 2008 – Hear and see the majestic rock band in an intimate performance, at the offices of NPR Music.

Listen Shearwater: Gone to the Birds, Happily WNYC

June 26, 2008 – The Austin band brings its beautiful songcraft, and its ornithological obsession, to WNYC's studios. WNYC


Read Shearwater In Concert

June 15, 2008 – Hear the band's majestic, intimate music in a full concert, webcast live on


Listen Shearwater, Journey Back with New Albums

June 3, 2008 – Esquire music critic Andy Langer on new CDs from Journey, Dr. John, Shearwater, and Weezer.


Listen Shearwater's 'Rooks' a Chiming Pop Charmer

May 23, 2008 – "Rooks" mixes Shearwater's slow-burning intensity with a welcome dose of propulsive hooks.


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