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"Shearwater, from Austin, Texas, evokes washed-out swimming holes full of corroded batteries and bad dreams. The group's haunting Palo Santo (Misra) lopes around guitar, piano, banjo, and the voice of a singer who sounds unduly poised even when he's on the brink of losing it. Portentous atmospheres and patient pacing recall the ornate movements of late-period Talk Talk, but flashes of fuzz and brusque indie-rock urgency make the rarified moods bristlingly real. It's the kind of album that can steal a breath and pay it back, with interest, after the debt is long forgotten… A"
--excerpt from The Onion http://www.avclub.com/content/node/50325
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