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Shearwater

Opening on keys, Meiburg's choice to begin with "Snow Leopard" about brought me out of my seat. As a guy who regularly pontificates, "Shearwater's Rook is in my Top 5 albums of all-time," it was a welcome initiation to a band I was long overdue to see live. Ten of the 18-song set was off Animal Joy. The highlight, for me, was the solo rendition of "Hail, Mary" which I previously thought of as a relatively easy going number, again, much to my dismay, and jubilation, featured a soul thrashing big-rock-finish that left nothing but the dissonant feedback of squawking hens and fluttering feathers. -[Ryan C Zerfas]
In between dates of their tour with St. Vincent, Shearwater fit in an NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 6th with Dawn Landes. Shearwater's trek with St. Vincent soldiers on, with the bands taking a night off from tour today. If you missed them, check out pictures from recent Chicago show at The Vic.

In other Dawn Landes news, she plays "Spring Forward!" at The Green Building in Brooklyn on June 6 with The Jack Grace Band and Diamond Doves. Tickets for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy benefit are on sale. Diamond Doves (aka Elvis Perkins' band minus Elvis) also open for Man Man at Brooklyn Bowl one day earlier, and play (and helped organize) the Levon Helm tribute at Brooklyn Bowl one day before that.

In other Shearwater news, the band have added some European dates, as well as a leg of shows with Husky on the West Coast. A listing of all tour dates and the rest of our LPR pictures and the setlist are below.


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SHEARWATER - SETLIST 5/6/12 at LE POISSON ROUGE
The Snow Leopard
Castaways
Animal Life
Dread Sovereign
You As You Were
Insolence
Rooks
Immaculate
Pushing the River
Open Your Houses (Basilisk)
Leviathan, Bound
Run the Banner Down
Breaking the Yearlings
Star of the Age
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Hail, Mary
Landscape at Speed
White Waves
These Days
(R.E.M. cover)

SHEARWATER - 2012 TOUR DATES
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN*
Friday, May 18, 2012 The Bottletree Birmingham, AL*
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA*
Monday, May 21, 2012 Cannery Ballroom* Nashville, TN*
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Bijou Theatre* Knoxville, TN*
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Cat's Cradle* Carrboro, NC*
Thursday, May 24, 2012 The National* Richmond, VA*
Monday, May 28, 2012 Sasquatch! Festival George, WA
Saturday, 23 June 2012 Bergenfest 2012 Bergen, Norway
Sunday, 24 June 2012 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Monday, 25 June 2012 Debaser Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 Pustervik Göteburg, Sweden
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, 29 June 2012 Das Bett Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday, 30 June 2012 Studio 672 Köln, Germany
Monday, 2 July 2012 Orangehouse Munich, Germany
Wednesday, 4 July 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland
Thursday, 5 July 2012 Les Ardentes 2012 Liège, Belgium
Friday, 6 July 2012 Sugar Factory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday, 7 July 2012 FireFly Festival 2012 Zwolle, Netherlands
Fri Jul 13, 2012 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ**
Sat Jul 14, 2012 Soda Bar San Diego, CA**
Sun Jul 15, 2012 The Echo Los Angeles, CA**
Tue Jul 17, 2012 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA**
Thu Jul 19, 2012 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR**
Fri Jul 20, 2012 The Crocodile Seattle, WA**
Sat Jul 21, 2012 Media Club Vancouver, BC**
* w/St. Vincent
** w/ Husky

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Comments (6)

saw them open for Sharon Van Etten and knew i had to see them again - such a great show

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

table seating? interesting.

great band. saw them open for SVE too, they were awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 10:59 AM

Hail Mary is always the highlight live. What a fucking great band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:06 PM

Fantastic show,LPR always blow.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:17 PM

Where is Thor?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:47 PM

shearwater for the win.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:27 PM

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