Austin band Shearwater has been a local staple since the group was founded in 1999 by Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg and Will Sheff. Sheff has since left the band, but Meiberg has continued with the band and has since become the lead songwriter for the group. The band plays lush folk rock with elements of psych rock thrown in for good measure. That is, except when they don’t, and decide to play something entirely different under an entirely different name. Shearwater isn’t afraid to change what they play, and what they play is always fantastic.
Shearwater will play a show this Saturday at the Parish. You can catch them on KUTX right here. Be sure to check it out!