Shearwater - Palo Santo
Heroes of the past few SXSW fests, Shearwater are the latest great hopes for alt-country, but that crown would only limit this band. They have ideas and vision to spare to spill over several genres. Effortlessly moving from lo-fi traditional to rave-on rock, this record is a nice and at times stunning effort. From the plaintive and poetic "Going is Song" and "Hail, Mary" to the
heavier "Red Sea, Black Sea" and Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five" this off-shoot of Okkervil River has its own road to pave now. Jonathan Meiburg has his mind on the mystic and the pull of the low road at once. When music mattered, this would have been called transcendent rock.
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