Shearwater Give Away Even More Music

January 19, 2010 by  

Shearwater are giving away even more music form their forthoming album The Golden Archipelago

Below you can download new song, ‘Black Eyes’, which will appear on Shearwater’s The Golden Archipelago (out February 15th).

You can download ‘Black Eyes’ here!

According to the band ” Every track on The Golden Archipelago is associated with an island somewhere around the world, in this case the buried South Pacific city of Nan Madol, off the eastern shore of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The name means “spaces between” – it was actually a series of artificial islands linked by a network of canals, and inhabited until about 1500 A.D. The city was gradually abandoned and exists today in a state of decay and can only be visited by governmental permission.”

Shearwater have also completed work on the limited-edition dossier that explains and enlarges upon the themes of The Golden Archipelago. Contents range from the national anthem of the displaced Bikini Atoll islanders to photos of isolated islands where animals remain unafraid of human beings.

The dossier is 73 full-colour 8 1/2″ x 10″ sheets in a stamped envelope. You still have until the end of January to donate to to secure your own copy. To donate go here!

The Austin five-piece will tour the UK around the album’s release playing shows at the following venues:

21st – The Freebutt, Brighton
22nd – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
23rd – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
24th – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
25th – Scala, London