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.