Have you ever wanted to bathe in music? Just jump into a song and soak for a while? Every single solitary song on Shearwater’s The Golden Archipelago will make you want to do just that. Jonathon Meiburg and the subsequent thunder of backing drums and ivory drop you like a Magician’s nephew, into a very real, magical world. One where fuzz and rhythm rein supreme. A favorite song, “Lanscape At Speed” absolutely sounds like you’re flying above a haunted terrain in a noir film. From the first African choir verse to the last murder drama piano stroke, we think you’ll really enjoy it.
Download the first four songs from The Golden Archipelago in our Jukebox (down by the calendar), and watch the video for the single “Hidden Lakes”, directed by Alma Har’el. There’s also a solo performance by frontman Meiburg of the same song.
The Golden Archipelago is the third release from Shearwater, and is available now from Matador Records.