Although they have been releasing records since '01, the Austin-based group Shearwater has just now made a blip on my radar. A friend of mine suggested them a couple of weeks ago, sending me over to their official site and MySpace page to check out a few of their tunes. The few songs I was able to check out from their new album, Palo Santo, are genius. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, some of their newer material makes me think of a slightly twangier Sunny Day Real Estate.
They are currently on the road, sharing a string of dates with Court And Spark. I've heard that they are damn good live, so make a point to check these Texans out!
06.30.06 - Kansas City, MO (Record Bar)
07.01.06 - Chicago, IL (Beat Kitchen)
07.02.06 - Kalamazoo, MI (Kraftbrau Brewery)
07.03.06 - Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
07.05.06 - Boston, MA (TT The Bear's)
07.06.06 - Brooklyn, NY (Magnetic Field)
07.07.06 - New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
07.08.06 - Philadelphia, PA (Khyber Pass)
07.10.06 - Washington, DC (Warehouse Next Door)
07.11.06 - Charlotte, NC (Amo's Southend)
07.14.06 - Austin, TX (Emo's)
07.15.06 - Denton, TX (Secret Headquarters)