Within the neatly-folded, envelope-like cardboard sleeve are the flightly sounds of The Lovely Sparrows - that's Sparrows, not Feathers. Perhaps it still sounds familiar. Despite the limited distribution of their self-released 7" Take Your Hats Off, You Godless Bastards, The Lovely Sparrows managed to get a rather hefty amount of love from bloggers. Now under San Fracisco-based label Abandoned Love Records, the Austinite quartet released their debut EP, Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (New) Paint, earlier this month. Ah yes, Austin. The Lovely Sparrows, however, manage a stride of a different step as their songs carry a folk-inflected, pop rock demeanor - a sound not as common in the music mecca that is Austin. The quartet's songs showcase a skill in the use of the simple acoustics of a guitar, and then they go on to craftfully utilize instruments from the age-old piano to bare handclaps. Lush, witty and rather fresh. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone...
From Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (New) Paint (all songs are right click - save as):
Your Flowers Will Bloom
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Otherwheres - And now for the announcement of the winner of The Archie Bronson Outfit Giveaway. Congratulations to Amy P.! I'll get in contact with you soon about your prize and concert tickets!
Otherwheres - Covert Curiousity recently added another installment to his It Came From the UK feature...
Otherwheres - As I end my contest, Connor at IGIF has started his own for an advance of Howie Beck's CD. Plus I hear Nathaniel's in the dumps, so go and wish him well!
Otherwheres - And just a quick mention, but Society Islands' Kiss & Tell is set for release around now...