Shearwater has transformed itself to the point of reinvention on Palo Santo,the band's fourth album. The first Shearwater release to
be made up entirely of songs by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Meiburg, Palo Santo resembles previous Shearwater albums only incidentally. It's a thrilling, paradoxical record--icily warm, welcoming and threatening, sloppy and immaculate.
“They remain, in parts, as somber still as American Music Club, but now add more than a dash of Spirit of Eden-Talk Talk and a whole heap of 70s FM pop. Soft rock chamber music if you will... Like Devendra Banhart or Iron & Wine, Shearwater are capable of emotional resonance through the most brittle of arrangements. Stunning.” **** Uncut
“This is one of the year's best indie-rock albums.” New York Times
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