If you’re not on the Shearwater train yet… climb aboard. This video isn’t from the recent Emo’s show, but it’ll still give you an idea of how fantastic they are. What other band can make a banjo-driven song sound so immediate and powerful?
Their earlier material is up and down, but their latest album Palo Santo (re-released and expanded by Matador this year) is one hundred percent brilliant. It’s equal parts darkness, drama, and jaw-dropping beauty. Easily one of my favorite Austin bands.