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Jet Plane and Oxbow (Sub Pop, 2016)

by Shearwater

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Prime 03:38
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I can’t help it If all the world is ending If all the life is gone Still, you’re calling out this name: Where are the Americans? Our dimmed conscience Our hands and eyes that wander Stumbling down the road Or collapsing on parade Or lying alone in the eastern light, Sleeping in the morning hours And the only sound From the lantern-covered hills The only light From a day yet to begin The only signs Of the guns in silhouette Are only sound Are only light Only, only! Our dull silence Our disconnected lives Pull out the lightning dust At the mention of his name And whither the Americans? Shake the memories off Hide the evidence under Piss on the world below Like a dog that knows his name Where are the Americans? All calling on their own tonight, filling the remaining hours And the only sounds Are the bells up on the hill The only lights Are the lanterns in the wind The only sign Skims the rust off of the rails The only sound The only light Only, only! The only sound Is the rushing of the wind The only light Is a day yet to begin The only signs Of the lives in silhouette “The only life” Is not the only life Only, only! © 2015 Polyborus Music (ASCAP)
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Backchannels 04:44
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Filaments 06:10
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Pale Kings 04:12
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Only Child 04:30
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Glass Bones 03:38
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about

This is definitely Shearwater’s biggest and loudest record—it’s easy to imagine these songs roaring from the stage—but it’s also their most detailed and intricate one. Front man Jonathan Meiburg and producer/engineer Reisch (who also recorded 2012’s Animal Joy and the off-the-cuff collaborations of 2014’s Fellow Travelers) spent two years crafting Jet Plane and Oxbow with help from drummer Cully Symington, longtime Shearwater associates Howard Draper and Lucas Oswald, and tourmates Jesca Hoop, Abram Shook, and Jenn Wasner.

But their secret weapon this time is film composer and percussionist Brian Reitzell, whose soundtracks include The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring, and 30 Days of Night. Reitzell’s arsenal of strange instruments emphasizes Jet Plane and Oxbow’s cinematic depth and scope, and reflects the band’s choice to anchor the record in the era when digital technology was just beginning to transform the world of recorded music. In Shearwater’s hands this doesn’t feel like nostalgia; the racing synths and hammered dulcimers of heart-pounding opener “Prime” or the addled motorik of “Radio Silence” sound more like a metaphor for our own bewildering moment.

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released January 22, 2016

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