Shearwater @ Mohawk, SXSW 2007 (CRED)

"Shearwater were the only band I saw twice last week and who absolutely killed both times." [Chromewaves]

"Shearwater sounded positively triumphant at the Austin quartet's first SXSW showcase since signing to Matador Records." [Pitchfork]

Shearwater @ Emo's....

And Shearwater even blogged about SXSW themselves.

And from Shearwater's new label Matador:

On April 10, we'll be releasing a new, double-disc (CD and LP) verison of Shearwater's 4th album, 'Palo Santo'. One of 2006's most critically acclaimed long-players is not merely being reissued, but is in fact, reimagined, with 5 re-recorded versions done in December 2006, along with all new art and remastering of the original tracks. This expanded edition comes with an extra disc containing 8 tracks, some are demos of Palo Santo songs, some are previously unknown compositions, all adding up to a stunning companion piece to the album.

Disc one includes newly recorded versions of "La Dame et la Licorne", "Red Sea, Black Sea", "Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five", "Johnny Viola", and "Hail, Mary".

As previously reported, Shearwater is touring with Xiu Xiu and Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Tickets are still on sale for their April 8th show at Bowery Ballroom. Shearwater are ALSO playing a free show at Castle Clinton in NYC on July 5th. That means we now know:

Castle Clinton National Monument, NYC, 2007
Thu 07/05 - Shearwater
Thu 07/12 - Ron Sexsmith
Thu 07/19 - Drive-By Truckers
Thu 08/02 - The Flatlanders

Check HERE for my growing list of free summer concerts in NYC. All Shearwater tour dates below...

Shearwater - 2007 Tour Dates
03-30 Baton Rouge, LA - Red Star Bar *
03-31 Birmingham, AL - BottleTree Cafe *
04-01 Murfreesboro, TN - Casa Burrito *
04-02 Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House *
04-03 Wilmington, NC - Bella Festa *
04-04 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
04-05 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
04-06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
04-07 Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's Place *
04-08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
07-05 New York, NY - Castle Clinton

* with Xiu Xiu

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