Album artwork for Jet Plane and Oxbow by Shearwater

​A protest record; the title comes from a moment when he looked out the window of a 737 as another plane, passing below, bisected a loop of the Mississippi. In recent years, Meiburg's been working as a writer as well as a musician, but he doesn't seem distracted here; in fact, he's never sounded more present on record. His voice is urgent, angry, and tender by turns, and the songs are as multi-layered as the production. "Quiet Americans", the obvious single, wraps a deep ambivalence inside a call to arms; "Only Child", perhaps the most straightforward song Meiburg's ever written, is shot through with warmth even as it describes a life fracturing under pressure. Shearwater have always worked on a huge canvas, but with Jet Plane and Oxbow, their reach finally equals their grasp.

Shearwater

Jet Plane and Oxbow

Sub Pop Records
Album artwork for Jet Plane and Oxbow by Shearwater
CD

$13.99

CD

Released 01/22/2016Catalog Number

SP1112-2

Shearwater

Jet Plane and Oxbow

Sub Pop Records
Album artwork for Jet Plane and Oxbow by Shearwater
CD

$13.99

CD

Released 01/22/2016Catalog Number

SP1112-2

​A protest record; the title comes from a moment when he looked out the window of a 737 as another plane, passing below, bisected a loop of the Mississippi. In recent years, Meiburg's been working as a writer as well as a musician, but he doesn't seem distracted here; in fact, he's never sounded more present on record. His voice is urgent, angry, and tender by turns, and the songs are as multi-layered as the production. "Quiet Americans", the obvious single, wraps a deep ambivalence inside a call to arms; "Only Child", perhaps the most straightforward song Meiburg's ever written, is shot through with warmth even as it describes a life fracturing under pressure. Shearwater have always worked on a huge canvas, but with Jet Plane and Oxbow, their reach finally equals their grasp.