The Lovely Sparrows

Derek Van Gieson to once again do album art!!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Wednesday, 31 of July , 2013 at 1:12 pm

Super excited that my good friend, good dude, and favorite artist Derek Van Gieson will once again be doing our album art! When asked “what do you have in mind this time?”, I told him to “Shake The Shadow.”

Management is saying the album is be released with deluxe liner notes, a leather (faux) reading chair, and a 20,000 word novella with 3 essay questions that must be answered correctly before the record will spin at the desired speed (78 rpm). So, that’s pretty cool, I guess.

-SJ

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We started shooting our new video!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Tuesday, 7 of May , 2013 at 10:45 pm

So many things spinning around right now! Studio time booked for the end of May, a producer has been hired- the fire is lit.

Since we’re not playing any shows for the next couple of months, here’s a test shot from our new video. The working title for the song is A Rush, A Push- and will be on the new record. I know it probably seems like it’s been radio silence for a good long while, but big things are coming soon. Look for some crazy big news mid-July!

-SJ

A Rush, A Push- test shot

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Austin, TX – 07/30/12 – W Hotel

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Friday, 20 of July , 2012 at 5:13 pm

When
Monday, July 30, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
W Hotel (map)
Austin, TX, United States
Other Info
Intimate show for the Living Room Live concert series.

FREE and open to the public

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Reclusive Animals studio time!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Friday, 20 of July , 2012 at 5:08 pm

In the studio this weekend working on three new songs for the forthcoming full length. When’s it coming out, you ask? HA! We don’t give dates any more. By this point everyone knows we’re slow moving pokey puppies. So instead of giving a make believe date that we’d never hit, I’d just like to encourage you all that it’s gonna be good. Really good. The songs are the most obviously catchy ones to date, so either you’ll love that or say “Ugh. This is too catchy.”

Reclusive Animals:
we were coiled up close
in the manner of sad young americans.
you gonna wake up this ghost-
or go back to the one that you’re married to?

remember that night in your room when we read from your books on reclusive animals?

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NEW video for While Sailing debuts on Brite Revolution

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Wednesday, 11 of July , 2012 at 1:48 pm

We’re super excited to announce Brite Revolution is debuting the new Lovely Sparrows video for While Sailing (the second single from Tall Cedars) TODAY! In addition, this week there’s a free download for the song. Please help spread the word, and “like” us on Facebook if you haven’t already- and feel so inclined.

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Studio Time Booked!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Wednesday, 27 of June , 2012 at 1:12 pm

We’ll be back in the studio mid-July to knock out a few more tunes for the “upcoming” full length. I use quotations, because anyone who knows us well enough to check this site from time to time knows that we are very pokey puppies. Err… Sparrows. We’re excited to have Matthew Shepherd on drums (from Dana Falconberry), and Lauren Gurgiolo helping out on guitars (Okkervil River).

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Austin, TX – 07/18/12 – The Mohawk

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Wednesday, 27 of June , 2012 at 12:47 pm

Who
Jason Anderson (K Records)
When
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Austin, TX
Other Info
We'll be doing a full band Lovely Sparrows set, as well as sitting in with Jason Anderson.

Let's do this.

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Derek Van Gieson original artwork for sale!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Tuesday, 5 of June , 2012 at 5:16 pm

Sparrows album artist and good friend Derek Van Gieson (Fantagraphics, the New Yorker) has recently started selling some of his original art work online. We’re all huge fans of his, and we think you should be too!

Here’s a link to his shop:

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SXSW!

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Monday, 12 of March , 2012 at 1:01 am

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Austin, TX – 03/14/12 – Urban Roots/Daychill

Posted by the lovely sparrows on Wednesday, 15 of February , 2012 at 4:32 pm

Who
SXSW Urban Roots Day Party
When
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
1:00pm - All Ages
Where
Urban Roots/Daychill (map)
1512 Forest Trail
Austin, TX, United States
Other Info
with the Eastern Sea, Dana Falconberry, Buxton, Mission Dorado, and more!

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