Shearwater:: Rook & Jonathan Meiburg departs Okkervil River

Shearwater have a follow up to their magnificent album Palo Santo, Rook, coming out June 3rd on Matador Records. Jonathan Meiburg, frontman for Shearwater has announced that he is leaving Okkervil River to focus exclusively on Shearwater. Meiburg says the split is “completely amicable”, and that Shearwater has grown to the point that it excludes his further participation in Okkervil. “This is just a logical extension of the way things have been going since ‘Palo Santo'”, Meiburg adds. “Shearwater’s increasingly demanding schedule has meant that I’ve performed with Okkervil less and less over the past two years, and with Rook coming out in June, we all felt that it would be best if I completely disengaged from Okkervil rather than stretch myself too thin.”

audio:
rooks
tour:
May 13 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
May 14 Fargo, ND – the Aquarium
May 16 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
May 17 Vancouver, BV Richards on Richards *
May 19 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
May 20 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *
May 29 Austin TX The Parish with 8-piece orchestra
June 13-Atlanta Earl
June 14-Chapel Hill Local 506
June 15-Washington DC Black Cat
June 17-Philadelphia Johnny Brenda’s
June 19-Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 21-Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre
June 24-Chicago, IL Mansion
June 27-Fort Worth, TX Lola’s
June 28-Austin, TX Mohawk
* w/Clinic

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http://www.matadorrecords.com/


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