The follow-up to Shearwater's 2012 album Animal Joy is almost here, which makes it ripe for a First Listen on NPR.

The band's ninth album features contributions from Brian Reitzell, Jenn Wasner, Cully Symington, Howard Draper, Lucas Oswald, Jesca Hoop, and Abram Shook. Check it out below before its release on January 22nd via Sub Pop.

  • Tracklisting:
  • 01 Prime
  • 02 Quiet Americans
  • 03 A Long Time Away
  • 04 Backchannels
  • 05 Filaments
  • 06 Pale Kings
  • 07 Only Child
  • 08 Glass Bones
  • 09 Wildlife in America
  • 10 Radio Silence
  • 11 Stray Lights At Clouds Hill