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Great show in San Diego (despite them being exhausted). I even prefer when a band shows their human side a bit during shows. Thanks for the photos coldengrey!

I really wanted to request Home Life, and a second encore, but that would have been asking too much of them I think...


16 Jul 2012 18:12
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Pictures from San Francisco. Set was the same as LA, but Jonathan threw in a solo version of I'm So Glad as per an audience member's request at the beginning of the encore.

By the way, this was probably the best Shearwater gig EVER.

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18 Jul 2012 10:09
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I saw a couple claims to that effect. What made it so special? Good crowd, or...?


18 Jul 2012 11:57
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jkade, I don't think I can pin it down to any one thing that made the SFO show so special. You kinda had to be there. Maybe I'll be able to articulate it after the tour's over. I'm going to have two days on the train home to reflect and collect my thoughts. At least, that's what I'm hoping is going to be the case.

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20 Jul 2012 10:42
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Photos from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.

Setlists were the same, save for JM's solo encores: in Portland, a cover of Scott Walker's Duchess; Seattle, Nobody; Vancouver, All the Pretty Horses.

There will be videos of those forthcoming. And more.


*edit: all the photos from the week in one vulgar belch here.

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First batch of videos: All the Pretty Horses in Vancouver. Duchess and These Days in Portland. Duchess and I'm So Glad in San Francisco.

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25 Jul 2012 03:59
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The rest of the videos: Hail, Mary in Los Angeles. Animal Life in Portland. Nobody in Seattle. White Waves and Immaculate in Vancouver.

And some Gold Leaves for good measure.

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25 Jul 2012 19:21
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You are awesome. Thanks!

How was Husky? I rather like their album.


25 Jul 2012 23:08
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I try. ;)

Husky was really good, and they were nice guys too. I would/will definitely see them again.

But Gold Leaves, OMG! ♥! I've been listening to The Ornament incessantly since I got home.

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25 Jul 2012 23:49
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Um, so I guess I'm now a contributor at (super-awesome Seattle-based blog) Three Imaginary Girls and you can read what I wrote about the west coast tour here.

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That was you on TIG? Very nice!


06 Aug 2012 18:12
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Well that came as a surprise, Shearwater will play the ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL 2012! I would have never guessed to see them on Iceland -> so great! On a sidenote: Swans will also play there, so Thor is also on the island...

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Does anyone get the newsletter? Because I can never see anything on that one, I always just get a blank white mail... don't know why. And I'd love to know about "SHEARWATER: Fall Tours, "From the Basement", mini album, and more"...

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24 Sep 2012 01:22
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I got it. It looked OK to me in Gmail/Chrome.

Here's the text:
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US & European Tours -
Mini-album - Falklands -
From the Basement

Dear Friends,

Hello from the deserts of southwest Utah, where I've been hiking for the last week or so after returning from the Falklands. (If you're ever out near Capitol Reef National Park, may I suggest outstanding free camping in the Dixie National Forest and hiking in Upper Muley Twist canyon?). The Falklands trip was beautiful and strange, and I'll be posting some pictures and text about it on National Geographic's music site in a few weeks. (You can stream an interview and short live performance I did with my friend Stacy Bragger on the Falkland Islands Radio Service).

After months of nonstop touring, it's been great to get away from the urban world and back to some vast spaces, silences, and wild creatures. I'm still convinced that the real action is mostly out here.

But I'm also really looking forward to the next two months of touring, which start next week with the legendary Dinosaur Jr in Nashville. Dates are below - please note the two headlining shows in Kansas City (with Cowboy Indian Bear) and Chicago that we've shoehorned into days "off".

Mon Oct 1, 2012: Mercy Lounge*, Nashville, TN
Tue Oct 2, 2012: Variety Playhouse*, Atlanta, GA
Wed Oct 3, 2012: Tipitina’s*, New Orleans, LA
Thu Oct 4, 2012: The Mohawk*, Austin, TX
Fri Oct 5, 2012: Fitzgerald’s*, Houston, TX
Sat Oct 6, 2012: The Prophet Bar*, Dallas, TX
Mon Oct 8, 2012: The Orpheum Theater*, Flagstaff, AZ
Tue Oct 9, 2012: The Observatory*, Santa Ana, CA
Wed Oct 10, 2012: The Fillmore*, San Francisco, CA
Thu Oct 11, 2012: WOW Hall*, Eugene, OR
Fri Oct 12, 2012: The Neptune Theater*, Seattle, WA
Sun Oct 14, 2012: Urban Lounge*, Salt Lake City, UT
Mon Oct 15, 2012: The Bluebird Theater*, Denver, CO
Tue Oct 16, 2012: The Riot Room (headlining set), Kansas City, MO
Wed Oct 17, 2012: The Waiting Room*, Omaha, NE
Thu Oct 18, 2012: The Cabooze*, Minneapolis, MN
Fri Oct 19, 2012: Majestic Theater*, Madison, WI
Sat Oct 20, 2012: Orbit Room*, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun Oct 21, 2012: The Empty Bottle (headlining set), Chicago, IL
Mon Oct 22, 2012: The Bluebird*, Bloomington, IN
Tue Oct 23, 2012: Beachland Ballroom*, Cleveland, OH
Wed Oct 24, 2012: Mr. Small’s Theatre*, Millvale, PA
Thu Oct 25, 2012: Black Cat*, Washington DC
Fri Oct 26, 2012: Jefferson Theater*, Charlottesville, VA
Sat Oct 27, 2012: Union Transfer*, Philadelphia, PA
* supporting Dinosaur Jr

After that, we're heading to Europe, beginning with the Iceland Airwaves festival, returning to places we visited earlier in the year (including the UK), and adding in a few spots we've never been (Budapest, for example). It'll be a great way to finish off major touring for Animal Joy, and the most dates we've ever played in a single year.

Fri 02 Nov 2012: Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
Sun 04 Nov 2012: Katine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Mon 05 Nov 2012: UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
Tue 06 Nov 2012: Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Wed 07 Nov 2012: Fluc, Vienna, Austria
Thu 08 Nov 2012: Akvarium Klub, Budapest, Hungary
Sat 10 Nov 2012: Covo Club, Bologna, Italy
Sun 11 Nov 2012: Viadukt, Zürich, Switzerland
Mon 12 Nov 2012: Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Thu 15 Nov 2012: Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Fri 16 Nov 2012: La 2, Barcelona, Spain
Sun 18 Nov 2012: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Mon 19 Nov 2012: Le Saint Ex, Bordeaux, France
Tue 20 Nov 2012: La Fourmi, Limoges, France
Wed 21 Nov 2012: La Sirène, La Rochelle, France
Fri 23 Nov 2012: La Boule Noire, Paris, France
Sat 24 Nov 2012: The Garage, London, UK
Sun 25 Nov 2012: The Fleece, Bristol, UK
Mon 26 Nov 2012: St Philip’s Church, Manchester, UK
Tue 27 Nov 2012: The Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wed 28 Nov 2012: Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
Thu 29 Nov 2012: Eric’s, Liverpool, UK
Fri 30 Nov 2012: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, UK
Sat 01 Dec 2012: Autumn Falls (w/ Dark Dark Dark and Father John Misty), Brussels, Belgium
Sun 02 Dec 2012: De Spot, Middelburg, Netherlands

We're also already looking ahead to the first months of next year - plenty of recording is planned, including a mini-album of songs by bands we've toured with over the years (we're welcoming suggestions on our facebook page). It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since I watched Ray Janos cut the lacquer masters for Animal Joy.

Last but not least, the episode of "From the Basement" that we taped with Nigel Godrich a few months ago (ask me about that day sometime) is airing in 3D on 3net at 9 PM EDT/PDT tonight - but for those of us without the right equipment, it'll be posted for streaming on Crackle on October 25th.

See you out there, sooner than later.


24 Sep 2012 06:41
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Saw the guys open for Dinosaur Jr. in Santa Ana last night, awesome as per usual. I wish I could've swung Frisco as well, but I'll be at the Seattle show on Friday! Which I'm super effing excited about. Anyway, some photos and the setlist:

Landscape at Speed
Animal Life
Dread Sovereign
You as You Were
Insolence
Immaculate
Pushing the River
Breaking the Yearlings
Star of the Age
These Days

A couple of videos to follow soon-ish.

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