The Record Exchange is co-presenting Shearwater‘s May 1 show at Neurolux, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets so you can come party down with us in the most radical of ways. To win the tickets, email us HERE by midnight Monday, April 26. The winner will be selected at random and notified Tuesday, April 27. If you don’t win tix, you can buy them at The Record Exchange. Shear awesomeness!

Shearwater’s latest, The Golden Archipelago, is the third album in a triptych of mindblowingly beautiful, dense and ambitious excursions about man’s impact on the natural world.

This time singer-songwriter Jonathan Meiburg turns his attention to life on islands — a world of lushness and austerity, silence and sudden cataclysms. From rising sea levels to displaced populations, Meiburg travels from the Falklands to Madagascar, from the Bikini Atoll to the Tierra Del Fuego.

The music matches the grandeur and melancholy of its subject matter. This is an ALBUM album, in the larger sense of the word. Meiburg’s soaring vocals and complex song structures recall opuses like Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Husker Du’s Zen Arcade and even classic Pink Floyd.

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