I bought this record a few months ago and it is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine. Shearwater were formed by two members of Okkervil River, and although there are occasional hints of OR in here Shearwater are an all together different beast.
This is unbelievably their seventh release and the first I’d listened to. On the basis of this album I have listened to some of their back catalogue and like what I’m hearing. Having said that Animal Joy still stands out for me.
Stand out tracks for me are Animal Life, You As You Were and Star of the Age, although it’s a pretty solid album without any weak tracks. So what do you think?