Listen to Animal Joy, the new album by Shearwater (perf. with Sharon Van Etten Feb. 10th at Johnny Brenda’s)

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Photo by Amy V. Cooper

From NPR Music:

Even at its most tender and delicate, Animal Joy pairs Meiburg’s brainy proclamations with brawny, searching arrangements: Inventive percussionist Thor Harris leaves his reverberations all over the record, and he’s aided by terrific bassist Kimberly Burke and an impressive assortment of guests, including Wye Oak multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack. The common thread binding them all, and binding everything Shearwater does, is a love of big thinking — and a clear understanding that brains and beauty need never be mutually exclusive.

You can read the full write-up and listen to the album in its entirety here. Shearwater performs with Sharon Van Etten at 9:15 p.m. Friday, February 10th, at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are SOLD OUT.