Austin indie folk-rockers Shearwater are set to release their 9th studio album this November and have dropped one of the tracks, a cover of Xiu Xiu’s “I Luv The Valley OH!!” to give fans a taste.
Fellow Travelers is actually not an album of original material. Instead, Shearwater have covered songs that stuck out to them from the many bands that they’ve gone on the road with. Since list that includes Coldplay, Clinic and St. Vincent, this should be a cover album to get excited about. Says frontman Jonathan Meiburg of the LP, “Re-imagining and renovating songs by the bands we’ve traveled with—with assistance from the bands themselves—was like leafing through a scrapbook, and brought back the highs and lows of a decade of touring, from dives in Oklahoma and squats in Slovenia to the Fillmore West, the Bataclán, and the MGM Grand…” The first track they’ve released is a cover of avant-garde duo Xiu Xiu’s “I Love The Valley OH!!” Listen below:
Fellow Travelers is out November 26th on Sup Pop Records.
01. Our Only Sun – a fragment of the song “Deeper Devastation” by Jesca Hoop
02. I Luv the Valley OH!! – Xiu Xiu
03. Hurts Like Heaven – Coldplay
04. To Be of Use – Smog
05. Natural One – Folk Implosion
06. Ambiguity – David Thomas Broughton
07. Cheerleader – St. Vincent
08. Tomorrow – Clinic
09. A Wake for the Minotaur – Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten
10. Mary is Mary – Wye Oak
11. Fucked Up Life – The Baptist Generals