Shearwater "Quiet Americans" (Official Music Video)

Stereogum –

"A day before releasing their ninth full-length, Jet Plane And Oxbow, Shearwater have shared the music video for the album’s first single “Quiet Americans.” Channeling albums like David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and the Talking Heads’ Remain In Light, the band’s lead singer and songwriter Jonathan Meiburg has used this new record to add some polished experimentation and drama to the band’s ever-evolving sound. Director Alex Rapine’s video matches that aesthetic shift with a sleek, dark color palette, flickering lights, and a besuited Meiburg showing off his best evil grin. He also gets a haircut!"

artist: shearwater

produced by: wash & fold nyc

directed by: alex rapine

creative director / dp / editor: jarod taber

set design & costume: grace sloan

record label: sub pop records

2015