Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago

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Golden Archipelago is the new album by Shearwater to be released on Matador Records on February 23, 2010. The first 10,000 CDs come packaged with a 50-page perfect-bound book of dossier of records, photos, regulations, and images on islands, displaced peoples, immigration records and more.

Track Listings:

1. Meridian
2. Black Eyes
3. Landscape at Speed
4. Hidden Lakes
5. Corridors
6. God Made Me
7. Runners of the Sun
8. Castaways
9. An Insular Life
10. Uniforms
11. Missing Islands

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2010 03:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

and it has now leaked, getting now.

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2010 03:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Who needs Stereogum when we've got Bee OK?

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 11 January 2010 03:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK is awesome imo. These album-oriented threads are great to read.

Having said that, I never understood the enthusiasm for Shearwater.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 11 January 2010 03:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha

xpost

just trying to do my little thing to add to this amazing board!

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2010 03:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

I really like the other two shearwater albums but they haven't stuck with me the way I'd thought they would when I first heard them; but this is kind of true of lots of things this day, so I'm not sure it's the fault of the records or my terrible attention span.

akm, Monday, 11 January 2010 03:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's like, they felt important, but then wound up not being very important, personally.

akm, Monday, 11 January 2010 04:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

There are individual songs I love on each of their other albums, but tbh a lot of the songs kinda wash over me and don't leave much of an impact.

I was just giving Bee OK some shit, it seems like 99% of his posts involve album tracklists or leak notifications.

(xpost - akm otm)

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 11 January 2010 04:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

bee's a she!

o and i liked 'rook' a lot although if 'the snow leopard' and 'century eyes' were my fave trax i prob don't 'get' this band very well - looking frwd to this nonetheless

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11 attacks (acoleuthic), Monday, 11 January 2010 04:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, I didn't know that. Sorry Bee! I'm just making a huge ass out of myself tonight.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 11 January 2010 04:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

no. i'm not.

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2010 04:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2010 04:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

"rooks" is one my fave albums of the last coupla years tbqf

Lamp, Monday, 11 January 2010 04:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

am i thinking of dee the lurker? i always end up making an ass out of myself more than anyone else so it's cool

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11 attacks (acoleuthic), Monday, 11 January 2010 04:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

i have a feeling I should see them live and then I'd love them more.

akm, Monday, 11 January 2010 04:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

a thousand sorries, obviously. i am excited to hear your verdict on this album! is it even more hollistastic than before? are the lyrics cribbed from ursula leguin? we must know.

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11 attacks (acoleuthic), Monday, 11 January 2010 04:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

AKM OTM. Not sure at all what I make of that cover. I look forward to this, just not, like, massively. It'll be good, and nice, and feel great for about four months.

exploding angel vagina (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 11 January 2010 10:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

so?

Zeno, Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not really listened to it, to be honest. So much other stuff that this has got a little lost.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

i tried. once again, couldn't get into shearwater.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

listening now:
more of the same (more or less).

Zeno, Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to "Castaways" for months, and really looking forward to the whole thing. "More of the same" would be fine with me: they've been getting better at that thing with each album.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 22 February 2010 02:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Sub Pop is proud to present Shearwater's Animal Joy, our first album by the band and their eighth overall. Led by Jonathan Meiburg, and featuring drummer Thor Harris, and bassist Kimberly Burke, Shearwater has been a favorite at Sub Pop HQ for years. On Animal Joy, Meiburg ditches the expansive approach of his recent records particularly the epic trilogy of Palo Santo, Rook and The Golden Archipelago to create a record that seems shockingly direct, immediate and intensely personal. He's no stranger to lush, crafted recordings, but this one sounds like no prior Shearwater incarnation.

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had no idea that a new album was out this week, going to have to seek this one out. hope it's on Spotify.

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its going to be interesting to see how this new one holds up. Its a lot more immediate than their previous stuff, I'm used to it taking 3 or 4 listens before their stuff really starts to sink in.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

this album (the new one, not Archipelago) is really awesome and kinda cheezy. love all the huge booming drums and harp flourishes. weirdly enough, they still sound a lot like Talk Talk; but the reference point has shifted from Spirit of Eden back to Colour of Spring. "I Believe in You" + "Happiness Is Easy" = "Believing Makes It Easy"???

PS album cover is hideous, in an utterly charming way

Despite all my cheek, I am still just a freak on a leash (bernard snowy), Saturday, 9 June 2012 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

fav songs = "Pushing the River" & the "You As You Were"/"Insolence"/"Immaculate" sequence. everything before "You As You Were" is good but frequently skipped

Despite all my cheek, I am still just a freak on a leash (bernard snowy), Saturday, 9 June 2012 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just kinda remembered that this album (the new one) existed last week and gave it a listen. it's p good!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

has anyone listened to this years Fellow Travelers album? we haven't talked about it yet but also know it's brand new.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:02 (4 months ago) Permalink


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