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Shearwater in Studio on World Cafe 2/12/09

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Shearwater: Soothing And Dreamlike

Shearwater: Soothing And Dreamlike

Shearwater in Studio on World Cafe 2/12/09

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Shearwater in Studio on World Cafe 2/12/09

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Set List

"Leviathan, Bound"

"Snow Leopard"

"Rooks"

L-R: Shearwater members Jonathan Meiburg, Thor Harris and Kimberly Burke. Courtesy of Artist hide caption

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Led by former Okkervil River member Jonathan Meiburg, Shearwater possesses a rich, haunting and musically diverse sound. Last year's Rook is packed with careful, atmospheric arrangements and soothing, dreamlike vocals.

Rook is notable for its instrumental experimentation — with appearances by a harp, a homemade dulcimer, banjo and horns — as well as compelling stories that touch on science and Meiburg's favorite subject, birds. (Meiburg is a trained bird scientist.) In a session with host David Dye, the singer discusses how his idea of the human relationship with the natural world compelled him to write Rook.

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Album
Rook
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Shearwater
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Matador
Released
2008

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