Jet Plane and Oxbow

Jet Plane and Oxbow

by Shearwater


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2016
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787111224
catalogNumber: 71112
Rank: 169355

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shearwater   Primary Artist
Brian Reitzell   Group Member
Jonathan Meiburg   Group Member
Howard Draper   Group Member
Cully Symington   Group Member
Lucas Oswald   Group Member
Jesca Hoop   Vocals
Steve Terebecki   Bass
Jenn Wasner   Vocals
Danny Reisch   Group Member
Abram Shook   Bass

Technical Credits

Brian Reitzell   Additional Production
Jeff Kleinsmith   Art Direction
Danny Reisch   Producer,Engineer
Austin Tucker   Intern
Chris Nungary   Intern
Agnes Denes   Cover Photo

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Jet Plane and Oxbow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joann_Trainor More than 1 year ago
This album is a big departure from every previous Shearwater album -- including Animal Joy, which was much more straight-ahead rock than The Island Arc trilogy that preceded it -- but, to me, that's the mark of a great band: they're always moving forward, forging ahead. Always evolving, yet still keeping intact a kernel of their innate essence as a band. That's absolutely what Shearwater has done on Jet Plane and Oxbow. When I popped the CD into my car's stereo system, and "Prime" came on, I was intrigued. It was Shearwater, but not! Then came "Quiet Americans", and I was grooving in my seat, which, let me tell you, was a first for me while listening to a Shearwater album! I listened to the rest of the album straight through, and was stunned. Jonathan's magnificent voice was still there; all in, evocative and mesmerizing. Some of the songs clearly evoke Bowie, "Pale Kings" is obviously influenced by U2, and I think I hear hints of Okkervil River, but they all have purely golden Shearwater elements in them -- a signature chord change, a gorgeous piano line, an anticipatory pause, and the melodies. The melodies. And the lyrics! Jonathan Meiburg certainly has succeeded in writing a protest album that's not "dumb or preachy". It's political, without being obvious about it. Don't get me wrong; I'm in mad love with this album, but I'm also in mad love with Palo Santo, Rook, The Golden Archipelago, and Animal Joy. Shearwater is my favorite band. I just wanted to say that, while this record presents some very new territory for the band, it's not an unwelcome departure. I think that long-time fans, and people new to Shearwater will enjoy this album in equal measure. To sum up, this is a stellar album by a band that desperately deserves more recognition that it has received. Long live Shearwater!