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Shearwater Revisits 1980
“It seemed like a good way to make sense of this time”
" one remains a tough act to follow. Fortunately, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg still had plenty to offer on ninth..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Did Shearwater Cut the Best Protest Album of 2016?
Jonathan Meiburg calls out new America's scary monsters
" mind, Jonathan Meiburg, brainiac behind Austin art-rock outfit Shearwater, penned one of the most prescient protest records ever..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

Spotlight: Shearwater
Okkervil River offshoot Shearwater finally takes flight
"...mention the "O" word. Last summer's Palo Santo (Misra), Shearwater's fourth LP, found Meiburg asserting himself as the group's..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Shearwater Reviewed

May 12, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Man vs. nature on The Golden Archipelago
"...Shearwater's new album, The Golden Archipelago (Matador), opens with a..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Teleportal Reading: Chocolate Shearwater Fountain
Performances with so many tastes that taste great together!
"...Jim Rugg's brilliant funksplosion Afrodisiac. There's Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater, gonna be performing a solo set with or without..."

Jan. 27, 2011 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Shearwater soars out from under Okkervil River
"...isn't limited to conversations: It's the defining characteristic of Shearwater...."

May 12, 2006 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Empire That Dreams of Us
Unlocking Shearwater's The Golden Archipelago
" dominate the natural world' like this photo," offers Shearwater frontman and co-founder Jonathan Meiburg, sitting in front of..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

One Man’s View
Austin’s musical decade
"...Sure, there’s been a mention here and there for Shearwater or Okkervil River, but our music scene is so..."

Dec. 9, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Fun Times Three
More Fun Fun Fun in the sun
"...Awesome Show, ColdTowne Comedy Hour) and quieter indie acts (Shearwater, Tim Fite), but the real draw is the punk..."

Aug. 21, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Best of 2008 (So Far)
"...continue to challenge and enthrall and Grupo Fantasma and Shearwater remain in leagues of their own...."

July 2, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

"...ShearwaterAnimal Joy (Sub Pop)..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Music Review by Adam Schragin

Texas Top 10s
"...7) Shearwater, Rook (Matador)..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Pre-Eminent Local Producer Danny Reisch Moves South to Lockhart
The challenge as he moves is to maintain the same creative space and energy
"...good is often in the last 5 percent," offers Shearwater conceptualizer Jonathan Meiburg. "It's the hardest part of the..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

"...ShearwaterRook (Matador)..."

June 6, 2008 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

Off the Record
The Butthole Surfers reunite, Sarah Jarosz paddles up Nickel Creek, and Shearwater soars to new heights
"...Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater is a noted expert on the Striated Caracara, a..."

May 23, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...Shearwater He didn't plan it this way. It just sort..."

March 4, 2005 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Rocks Off
SXSW 04 encore: Saturday showcases and more
"...ShearwaterMaggie Mae's, Saturday, March 20 Even as late as Saturday,..."

March 26, 2004 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

"...ShearwaterWinged Life (Misra) Originally a side project for Jonathan Meiburg..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Texas Platters
"...ShearwaterEverybody Makes Mistakes (Misra) With their second release, Everybody Makes..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Music Review by Christopher Hess

Southern Rock Opera
SXSW 02 Music Fest Wrap-up
"...Tom House, Palaxy Tracks, Shearwater & CindersMercury Hall, Friday 15 For one afternoon, this..."

March 22, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2016
The Chronicle music staff picks their favorite local records
"...2) Shearwater, Jet Plane and Oxbow (Sub Pop)..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Record Review
Shearwater The Golden Archipelago
"...ShearwaterThe Golden Archipelago (Matador)..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Doug Freeman


April 20, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

Live shot

July 21, 2006 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

The New Mechanic's Guide
Phil Waldorf's tips to landing on Misra Records.
"...through the endorsement of other bands on the label. Shearwater I met at South by Southwest at an Okkervil..."

May 12, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Texas platters

Feb. 4, 2005 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...SHEARWATER: Shearwater headman Will Sheff pulls double-duty with Austin favorites..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

Feverbones’ Superhuman Surrealism
Experimental indie rock trio previews April LP
"...projects, which include Shook’s solo career (plus time with Shearwater) and the oft-paired Shepherd/Cox rhythm section backing Dana Falconberry..."

March 5, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin’s Rarest Vinyl
Want exclusive vinyl for Record Store Black Friday? Check out some of Austin's rarest wax.
"...Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg has formed a new band, Loma, with..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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