Saturday, July 01, 2006

Palo Santo

How did I avoid Shearwater's Palo Santo for so long? I have no idea, but it's "hauntingly beautiful" just like every other reviewer in the world has said. There are a couple surprising turns in the album, mostly the eerie foot-stomper "Red Sea, Black Sea" (formerly known as "Turn Your Transmitters Off" and available from their website at one time).
The rest of the album is pretty much cut-and-paste Shearwater, but a little more atmospheric I think. Probably the doings of their drummer/percussionist. When I saw them live he was the most intriguing part of the band, especially using what looked like a piece of rubber on a violin bow on their xylophone to make that finger-on-crystal sound.

Shearwater-Johnny Viola

Buy Palo Santo.

They're headlining a slew of dates through july with Court & Spark opening.
06/30/06 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
07/01/06 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
07/02/06 Kalamazoo, MI @ Kraftbrau Brewery
07/03/06 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
07/05/06 Boston, MA @ TT the Bears Place
07/06/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Magnetic Field
07/07/06 NY, NY @ Mercury Lounge
07/08/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Kyhber Pass
07/10/06 Washington, DC @ Warehouse Next Door
07/11/06 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
07/14/06 Austin, TX @ Emos
07/15/06 Denton, TX @ Secret Headquarters

1 comment:

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