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Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Years Active: 2001–present
Genres: Indie Rock, Psych Folk, Folk Rock

Shearwater is an American indie rock band formed in Austin, Texas by Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg and Will Sheff, although Sheff is no longer with Shearwater. The band's name comes from the shearwater, a tribe of seabirds related to petrels and albatrosses. Meiburg and Sheff founded Shearwater in 2001 as an outlet for quieter songs on which the two were working. Shearwater's debut, “The Dissolving Room,” introduced Meiburg's now ex-wife Kim Burke on upright bass and shortly after, drummer and vibraphonist Thor Harris joined the band. They toured extensively and developed their music through several initial albums such as 2002’s “Everybody Makes Mistakes” and 2004’s ... Continue Bio >>

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