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Shearwater + Xiu Xiu = Blue Water White Death

By ; July 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM 

Shearwater’s heavenly-voiced singer Jonathan Meiburg and Xiu Xiu’s frontman Jamie Stewart have combined forces to create a new band called Blue Water White Death. Their debut album was produced by John Congleton who has worked with Modest Mouse and Meiburg’s old band Okkervil River in the past.

As with almost everything Meiburg related there is nature involved; the album covers a nasty looking fish (I’m sure you noticed it above) and the band’s name is taken from a 1971 documentary about explorers in Australia looking for sharks.

The album is only 8 tracks, but these are not to be underrated. Firstly, never underestimate these two’s potential to create some of the longest and largest post-rock-esque songs around. Secondly, just look at the song names!

01 This Is the Scrunchyface of My Dreams
02 Song for the Greater Jihad
03 Grunt Tube
04 Nerd Future
05 The End of Sex
06 Death for Christmas
07 Gall
08 Rendering the Juggalos

Any song that references Juggalos is good by me. The self-titled album will be released on October 12th through Graveface.

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