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Shearwater travels the world, plays shows, takes pictures

on January 15, 2010, 12:45pm

2008’s album The Rook allowed Shearwater to step out from Okkervil River’s shadow and reach previously unknown success. With The Golden Archipelago, due February 23rd from Matador, the band will try to take the next logical step and invade the indie-consciousness. The first move: Hit the road, and hit it hard.

Shearwater has announced an American tour that will see them hit both coasts in March and April, with a noticeable open block of dates during Coachella (they are booked in L.A. the week after, and this usually would rule them out, but we can hope). And hopefully their live show will match the effort shown in their limited edition dossier, which they will release in conjunction with The Golden Archipelago. BrooklynVegan reports that “singer Jonathan Meiburg and designer Mark Ohe have created a beautiful, full-color, 75-page, 8 x 10.5″ dossier” and it can be yours for merely the cost of printing (about 30 bucks).

What can we expect in this dossier? (Admit it, you like reading the word “dossier” as much as I enjoy typing it.)

“It’s a visual guide to the world of the album, primarily composed of photographs and documents collected by JM from islands and other singular places around the world. Among its pages are the national anthem of Bikini Atoll, the story of a charming and fatally obsessed German aviator and explorer, notes from the daily life of a remote Aboriginal village occupied by missionaries, and photographs from an island Jules Verne considered “The End of the World,” where endangered animals remain unafraid of humans. It also features production credits and full lyrics for The Golden Archipelago and its B-sides.”

That sounds educational! Dossier, Dossier, Dossier.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.

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Shearwater – 2010 Tour Dates
02/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/19 – Paris, FR @ Le Nouveau Casino
02/20 – St. Malo, FR @ L’Omnibus
02/21 – Brighton, UK @ The Freebutt
02/22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/23 – Glasgow, UK @ Captains Rest
02/24 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
02/25 – London, UK @ Scala
02/26 – Diksmuide, BE @ 4AD
02/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club
03/02 – Munich, DE @ 59 to 1
03/03 – Geneva, SZ @ L’Usine
03/04 – Fribourg, SZ @ Nouveau Monde
03/05 – Milan, IT @ La Casa 139
03/07 – Barcelona, ES @ La (2) de Apolo
03/08 – Madrid, ES @ Moby Dick
03/13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
03/25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/26 – Washington @ Rock And Roll Hotel *
03/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
03/30 – Cambridge, MA @ T. T. The Bear’s *
03/31 - Montreal QUE, UE La Sala Rossa +
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
04/02 – Ithica, NY @ Castaways *
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
04/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
04/07 – Grinnell, IA @ Garnder Lounge at Grinnell College *
04/09 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
04/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Rhythm Room +
04/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress +
04/24 – Silver Lake, CA @ Spaceland +
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill +
04/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge +

# = w/ Xiu Xiu & Shearwater solo
* = w/ Wye Oak, Hospital Ships
+ = w/ Hospital Ships

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