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Shearwater / Jet Plane And Oxbow
Album:Jet Plane And Oxbow Collection:General
Artist:Shearwater Added:Apr 2016
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-04-18 Pull Date:2016-06-19 
Week Ending:Jun 19Jun 12May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1Apr 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2022:KZSU Time Traveler
Radio Silence
4.Jun 04, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
Quiet Americans
2.Jul 15, 2022:KZSU Time Traveler
Pale Kings
5.Oct 23, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Radio Silence
3.Oct 08, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
Radio Silence
6.Aug 21, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Only Child

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2016-04-14 
“Jet Plane and Ox Bow” Shearwater
This is the ninth studio album from the Austin, Texas-based, art-rock band. Lead singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jonathan Meiburg’s singing style infuses all his songs with a drama that’s quite compelling. The lyrics are intelligent and meaningful, with some of the songs on this album — particularly “Quiet Americans” — meant as a protest to the current state of American life. A really strong collection. Interesting side notes: Meiburg started with the band, Okkervil River. He has a master’s degree in geography with an emphasis on ornithology. And a shearwater is a seabird related to the albatross.
— Francis

Recommended: 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 1. FCC on track 9 "fucker."

1. (3:38) Prime — Starts with synthesizer arpeggios. Then is layered with additional synths, thundering timps, hammered dulcimers, and Meiburg’s dramatic vocals. **
2. (3:33) Quiet Americans — Keyboard blurps and snapping snare drum. Builds into an epic with a 1980s sound and biting lyrics about Americans’ self-absorption. (Note: “piss” is in the lyrics, but that’s not an official FCC.) ****
3. (4:13) A Long Time Away — Urgent, insistent drumming drives this power-pop tune.
4. (4:45) Backchannels — Ballad with a steady rhythm playing throughout.
5. (6:12) Filaments — Repeated, skipping beat with Meiburg’s vocals soaring above. Electric piano provides a nice counterpoint. Lots of cool effects. ****
6. (4:12) Pale Kings — Big sky rock ‘n’ roll love song. Amazingly, a bit of banjo (or banjo-like synth) has been incorporated. ***
7. (4:29) Only Child — Uplifting ballad with great harmonies and hooks. ***
8. (3:39) Glass Bones — Another rocker, with a ticking clock track and an off-kilter rhythm.
9. (5:09) Wildlife in America — Guitar and piano ballad with swooping, swirling synths. FCC: "fucker"
10. (6:39) Radio Silence — Pulsing, thumping electronica. Matching angular guitar overlaid with sparse vocals. ***
11. (5:39) Stray Light at Clouds Hill — Sprawling closer. Ringing guitars, swelling synths and reverbed vocals.

Track Listing
1.Prime 6.Pale Kings
2.Quiet Americans 7.Only Child
3.A Long Time Away 8.Glass Bones
4.Backchannels 9.Wildlife In America
5.Filaments 10.Radio Silence
 11.Stray Light At Clouds Hill