Danny has been living and collaborating all summer/fall with Shearwater’s singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg on the band’s new record Animal Joy. This is the band’s 8th record and first release for the legendary Seattle record label Sub Pop. After completing a trilogy of albums for Matador Records, (Palo Santo, Rook and The Golden Archipelago), the band was ready to explore new territory. Searching for a more immediate, personal and forward album than previous records, Danny came on board during the demoing stages during the winter of 2011 to help guide the process and help guide the band into more visceral sonic territory.
Danny produced Animal Joy at Good Danny’s with special guests Andy Stack of Wye Oak (guitar, keys), long time Shearwater collaborator and touring musician Scotty Bracket of Murder By Death (synths and sounds), Sam Lipman (clarinet) and Elaine Barber (harp).