Shearwater / Animal Joy
Album:Animal Joy Collection:General
Artist:Shearwater Added:Feb 2012
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-02 Pull Date:2012-05-05 
Week Ending:May 6Apr 22Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25Mar 11

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 13, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
Animal Life
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Animal Life
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Animal Life
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6.Aug 17, 2018:KZSU Time Traveler
Animal Life

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2012-03-03 
Electrified, baroque indie-folk/rock. Bold, operatic male vox (no breathy crooning here) and a balancing of the ethereal with the aggressive. This one's louder, tighter, and less conceptually constrained than anything they've done in a while. Think Okkervil River with a nod to medieval Europe instead of to Americana, or Fleet Foxes with a lot more backbone. FCC clean, all tracks great but start with 1, 7, 5. -Andy

**1 - (3:38) driving, inviting opener
*2 - (3:08) uptempo and jagged
*3 - (3:51) fantastic plodding e. guitar riff w/ languid vox
4 - (3:43) flitting piano line, intricate and sentimenal
**5 - (6:25) sparse, rattling intro; dramatic and sprawling w/ belted refrain
6 - (2:26) fast-paced rock number
**7 - (3:25) mid-tempo yet exhilarating, with a pounding hook
8 - (2:50) dreamy mid-tempo
9 - (4:32) intense drum kit, fast and somber
10 - (4:11) delay washed, downbeat, fragile
11 - (5:01) confident, contemplative, glimmering indie rock

Track Listing
1.Animal Life 6.Immaculate
2.Breaking The Yearlings 7.Open Your Houses (Basilisk)
3.Dread Sovereign 8.Run The Banner Down
4.You As You Were 9.Pushing The River
5.Insolence 10.Believing Makes It Easy
 11.Star Of The Age