Shearwater are multitaskin'. The band is currently on tour with Damien Jurado (hopefully following Thor's guidelines) but managed to squeeze out a new album of quirky instrumentals entitled Shearwater is Enron via their Bandcamp over the weekend. The record, which was written/performed after The Golden Archipelago, is also available in physical form at ther merch table or on their website, and is one of two releases in the past two weeks for Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg:

Two years before Shearwater's Palo Santo, JM made this off-the-cuff solo record in two days at the home of producer and fellow Austinite Brian Beattie. Recorded live to 2-track tape, and never issued in print except for a handful of burned copies, this haunting, subdued mini-album features Beattie's whimsical bass playing and a young-sounding Meiburg playing guitar and singing.

Check out Buteo Buteo available at their band camp too. And of course don't forget the Xiu Xiu collaboration that came out in October.

Shearwater and Damien will hit Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on 11/12 with Anni Rossi (tickets are still available). Current dates and some video taken on Friday are below.

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Shearwater - Landscape at Speed (Live @ The Earl, 11-05-10)

Shearwater - Hidden Lakes (Live @ The Earl, 11-05-10)

SHEARWATER - 2010 TOUR DATES
Nov 9 2010 Rock and Roll Hotel D.C., Washington
Nov 10 2010 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Nov 11 2010 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Nov 12 2010 Williamsburg Music Hall Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13 2010 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 14 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Nov 15 2010 Outland on Liberty Columbus, OH
Nov 16 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Nov 17 2010 Subkirke South Bend, Indiana
Nov 18 2010 Duck Room St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 19 2010 Jackpot Lawrence, KS
Nov 20 2010 The Opolis Norman, OK