Shearwater have confirmed they'll be releasing their new album, Animal Joy, on February 13th 2012 through Sub Pop Records.

Animal Joy was produced and recorded by Danny Reisch in Austin, Texas, and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi, Frightened Rabbit) in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

If you're based in the US you can see the band opening for Sharon Van Etten beginning on February 2nd. European dates are expected to be announced soon.