Fellow Texan folk rock outfit SHEARWATER announced their return in form of the new album Jet Plane And Oxbow. It’ll be released January 22nd via Sub Pop and the band already shared a first piece of it called Quiet Americans, streamable below. The new album will be the follow-up of 2013’s Fellow Travellers or respectively, as that has been a cover-only project, of 2012’s Animal Joy.
A lot of time’s passed and Jonathan Meiburg, head and only real constant of SHEARWATER, obviously did some thinking and decided to try something new with his project. Besides delivering the hymnic folk rock we’re used to hear from them, Jet Plane And Oxbow most likely will contain lots of new layers and sounds. Also due to the involvement of composer and percussionist Brian Reitzell – famous for his Lost In Translation-soundtrack or the squeaky noises of the Hannibal series. Quiet Americans definitely dwells in more synthetic territories already but it seems as if SHEARWATER succesfully preserved their distinctive majesty. Listen here.