Monday, December 12, 2011

MP3// Shearwater: Breaking the Yearlings

Please bear with me while I figure out how to embed these funny little email download box things into a post! There you go. Shearwater are an American rock outfit from Texas, and have been around since the late nineties. Recently signed to Sub Pop records, 'Breaking the Yearlings' is the first single off of their forthcoming 2012 album 'Animal Joy'. After their last three efforts, frontman Jonathan Meiburg, previously of Okkervil River, has expressed a desire to explore the band's 'rock' side a little more and this track certainly validates my anticipation for such a journey. Full of throbbing bass and bone rattling percussion the trio has most definitely moved away from their slower, more progressive sound to chuck in the pot some rock-orientated sensibilities. Most of these vocals and instrumentals are epic in their aesthetic, filling a sonic space with a pounding heartbeat and beast-like pant. Its truly fantastic, so stream below. Like what you hear? Type in your email, then grab a download!