Shearwater - Rook

Shearwater	 - Rook
Shearwater	 - Rook
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Matador (0744861077718)
Special Attributes: 180g Vinyl, Gatefold covr
Release Date: 05/2008
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"...With Rook, Shearwater have fashioned an album that is melodic, tender, outstanding but above all, captivating!..." (

"...While Meiburg's voice, charisma, and songwriting dominate this album, his backing band does a fantastic job of growing and falling, creating the dramatic effects he envisioned. A wash of guitars, a great mix between acoustic and electric bass, and a perfect amount of winds and strings provide his accompaniment, giving each song its own particular color. In the midst of the short dramas and the oceanic, lengthy calmer songs, the band contributes heavily to two perfectly crafted pop songs - “Rooks” and “Leviathan, Bound.” Both just around three minutes in length, they progress masterfully and will undoubtedly hook listeners into hearing the rest of the album.
As the first album after the complete split of Okkervil River and Shearwater, Rook will mark a certain transition in the band's purpose and power. With an Okkervil River album coming in September, it will be interesting to see which band will fly higher. And in the case of Shearwater, will its bird begin to descend? Or is there another level higher to which it can fly? Indeed, the shearwater bird uses little effort to maintain its height, and instead glides, or shears. Thus far, the band has stayed true to its name." (Read More:

Track List

A1 On The Death Of The Waters        
A2 Rooks        
A3 Leviathan, Bound        
A4 Home Life        
A5 Lost Boys        

B1 Century Eyes        
B2 I Was A Cloud        
B3 South Col        
B4 The Snow Leopard        
B5 The Hunter's Star        
B6 (hidden) North Col 

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