Jonathan Meiburg

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Jonathan Meiburg is the singer for the band Shearwater, whose new album Jet Plane and Oxbow will be released early next year by Sub Pop Records. You can follow Shearwater on Twitter here.

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Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks What Happened, Miss Simone? and Nina

By Jonathan Meiburg | August 15, 2015

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks What Happened, Miss Simone? and Nina

The new doc What Happened, Miss Simone? shows what becomes a legend most. Another film shows how much she had in common with every musician.

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks the Hidden Joys of Touring Life

By Jonathan Meiburg | July 12, 2014

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks the Hidden Joys of Touring Life

There’s a stretch of Texas where it’s always night, as far as I know. It’s somewhere between Ozona and Van Horn, along I-10, and since we’re always...

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks the Covers Album Phenomenon

By Jonathan Meiburg | November 30, 2013

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks the Covers Album Phenomenon

Nina Simone, for my money, was the greatest singer of other people’s songs that the 20th century produced. There was almost nothing she couldn’t...

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Paul McCartney’s New

By Jonathan Meiburg | October 22, 2013

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Paul McCartney’s New

Paul McCartney’s New is a deeply sad record. I don’t mean that in the sense of it being a disgrace (it’s not) or that it’s mopey or...

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Fuck Buttons’ Slow Focus

By Jonathan Meiburg | August 6, 2013

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Fuck Buttons’ Slow Focus

It’s a funny time for electronic music. In the pre-digital world, it used to be a real challenge to force synths, drum machines, and occasional...

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Brian Eno, the Man Who Fell to Earth

By Jonathan Meiburg | May 25, 2013

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks Brian Eno, the Man Who Fell to Earth

“Shit,” said Brian Eno, to a gust of laughter. “I find saying ‘shit’ helps. Shit. Shit.” It was only a few minutes into his May 7th lecture at...

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks David Bowie’s The Next Day

By Jonathan Meiburg | March 13, 2013

Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) Talks David Bowie’s The Next Day

Even if you're a hardened, embittered Bowie fan who isn't interested by much after Scary Monsters, I think you'll find that his new album...