Shearwater @ Lincoln Hall on 2/16/2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Austin band Shearwater welcomed their eighth LP, Animal Joy, on February 14 via Sub Pop Records. To me, Animal Joy is the full realization of what the band were aiming for on 2010's The Golden Archipelago, keeping the Peter Gabriel-like core intact, but firming it up into an interesting rock record. As we've mentioned a few times, the album is still streaming via NPR and can be purchased via Sub Pop's webstore.
Two days after the record hit stores, Shearwater toured through Chicago with Sharon Van Etten, playing two sold out nights at Lincoln Hall. Some pictures from night one (February 16) are in this post. Head HERE for a full review and all photos from the show.
If you missed Shearwater this time around, don't fret: they've just been added as main support to St. Vincent's spring North American tour. The tour hits the Vic on May 11. Advance tickets are on sale.
All 2012 tour dates, more pictures from Lincoln Hall, and some videos, below..
Shearwater @ Lincoln Hall on 2/16/2012
Shearwater - "Breaking the Yearlings"
Shearwater - "Animal Life"
SHEARWATER - 2012 TOUR DATES
Tue Feb 21, 2012 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *
Wed Feb 22, 2012 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
Thu Feb 23, 2012 Boston, MA - Paradise *
Fri Feb 24, 2012 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sat Feb 25, 2012 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
Sun Feb 26, 2012 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
Mon Feb 27, 2012 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery w/ Small Sur
Tue Feb 28, 2012 Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
Wed Feb 29, 2012 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Thu Mar 01, 2012 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree w/ Persons
Fri Mar 02, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon w/ Brass Bed
Sat Mar 03, 2012 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's w/ Marmalakes, Dana Falconberry
Sun Mar 04, 2012 Austin, TX - Antone's w/ Dana Falconberry, Marmalakes
Thu May 03, 2012 Providence, RI - Lupo's **
Sat May 05, 2012 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom **
Mon May 07, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar **
Tue May 08, 2012 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall **
Wed May 09, 2012 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's **
Thu May 10, 2012 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre **
Fri May 11, 2012 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre **
Sat May 12, 2012 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue **
Mon May 14, 2012 Omaha, NE - Slowdown **
Tue May 15, 2012 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom **
Thu May 17, 2012 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall **
Fri May 18, 2012 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree **
Sat May 19, 2012 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse **
Mon May 21, 2012 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom **
Tue May 22, 2012 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre **
Wed May 23, 2012 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle **
Thu May 24, 2012 Richmond, VA - The National **
Mon May 28, 2012 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
* w/ Sharon Van Etten
** w/ St. Vincent