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Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg and designer Mark Ohe created a deluxe 75-page dossier of exotic images and documents to accompany SW's new album.
174 backers pledged $10,115 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $50 or more and choose any one of the $35 gifts, as well as one of
    the following:

    (1) Discontinued original Palo Santo CD release, featuring alternate versions of several songs.

    (2) Out-of-print I Eat Records compilation from 2004, featuring unreleased Shearwater track “Professor Nightmare” - also contains a Thor solo track and a rare Okkervil cover of the Orange Mothers song “Nancy," featuring Kim on upright bass.

    (3) Out-of-print Preserve compilation featuring unreleased Shearwater song “Remember the Tiger."

    (4) CD of Shearwater’s VPRO (Amsterdam) session from 2004 (including the first live performance of “Hail Mary”)

    (5) Any one of the following t-shirts:

    (a) Green Hippo Eating Crocodile w/ “Shearwater” logo: Available in GM, S, M, L, XL

    (b) Grey “Sea Serpent Fishing” design (no band name): Available in GM, S, M, L

    (c) Dark Grey “Shearwater” logo with flying crows: Available in GM, S, M

    (d) Everybody Makes Mistakes t-shirt: Available in Navy or Light Blue in M (not AA)

    (e) Bats image designed by our drummer Thor in Kelly Green: Available in GM, S, M, L

    (f) Small, cute “monster” image designed by Thor in Red or Golden Yellow: Available in GM, M

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    Pledge $35 or more and choose one of the following:

    (1) A “Rooks” seven-inch, with the B-side of “The Rainbow,” a live Talk Talk
    cover unavailable anywhere else.

    (2)Rook poster

    (3) Palo Santo promotional sampler CD, with five selected tracks from the album

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Pledge $100 or more and receive any one of the $35 gifts, any one of the $50 gifts, and one of the following original Shearwater artifacts or CDs (available until otherwise noted):

    (1) Rook studio notes: a set of tracking sheets, elaborately and inscrutably color-coded, denoting the completion of various tracks and instruments. These sheets hung on the wall in the studio during the making of Rook and were much scribbled-on. Also included are a set of track sheets from one of the master reels, and a score for the song “Home Life” used by the string and wind players during the session.

    (2) EMM notebook: A handwritten notebook kept by the band during the making of the second album. Full of drawings, lyrics, and production notes. Also crammed with press clippings and other ephemera from the earliest days of the band.

    (3) The Dissolving Room CD, the rare first Shearwater album, recorded in three days in an abandoned building (now demolished) in 1999. (These are the last remaining copies from this pressing).

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    If you’re the first to pledge over $150, you can receive the very last copy of the
    rare and out-of-print Sham Wedding/Hoax Funeral Split EP with Okkervil River.

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