Sub Pop is proud to present Shearwater's Animal Joy
, our first album by the band and their eighth overall. Led by Jonathan Meiburg, and featuring drummer Thor Harris, and bassist Kimberly Burke, Shearwater has been a favorite at Sub Pop HQ for years. On Animal Joy
, Meiburg ditches the expansive approach of his recent records particularly the epic trilogy of Palo Santo
and The Golden Archipelago
to create a record that seems shockingly direct, immediate and intensely personal. He's no stranger to lush, crafted recordings, but this one sounds like no prior Shearwater incarnation.