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Shearwater announces new album: Animal Joy

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shearwater 2012 Shearwater announces new album: Animal Joy

Austin’s own Shearwater will return early next with their seventh studio album. It’s titled Animal Joy, and it’ll be released on February 14th by the band’s new label, Sub Pop Records. Recorded with producer Danny Reisch in Bridgeport, CT throughout most of 2011, the album features mainstays Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, guitar, and piano), Kimberly Burke (upright and electric bass) and Thor Harris (drums) alongside guest performers Andy Stack (of Wye Oak) on guitar, keyboard, and saxophone, Scott Brackett on keyboards, Cully Symington on additional drums, Sam Lipman on clarinet, and Elaine Barber on harp.

As announced yesterday, Shearwater will spend much of February touring the U.S. with Sharon Van Etten. Check out the band’s upcoming itinerary below.

Shearwater 2012 Tour Dates:
02/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
02/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
02/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
02/14 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center *
02/15 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
02/16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
02/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
02/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
02/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
02/22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
02/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
02/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
02/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* = w/ Sharon Van Etten

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