The Lovely Sparrows


Posted by the lovely sparrows on Thursday, 20 of March , 2008 at 6:22 pm

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Year of the Dog

(Unreleased, from Bury the Cynics, September 2008) This is the only song that somewhat survived the theft of my laptop in NY, and by that I mean it was the only one I could remember (out of the demos I was working on at the time.) So to whoever has that laptop, you’re sitting on a gold mine! NOTE: laptop may be returned with no questions asked in return for a free Lovely Sparrows t-shirt. I will even pay shipping!

Department of Foreseeable Outcomes

cover sm(Unreleased, from Bury the Cynics, September 2008) This is the first song to be released from our forthcoming full length, Bury the Cynics. It’s the last song written for the record, and is a favorite amongst the band and those involved with it. I wrote it while I was stuck on another song. If you enjoy it, perhaps you want to sign up for our mailing list (I promise we won’t spam you with bible verses, or bad recipes) and we’ll occasionally contact you with updates.

Chemicals Change

(From our 2006 EP Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (new) Paint) This is the “single” from our last EP. It’s been well noted by many music journalists that this was a break up record. Roger that.

Teenage Viking

(Live Daytrotter session, June 28th, 2007) We learned the harmony parts in the van on the way to this session. After we tracked we talked the pizza shop downstairs from Daytrotter into staying open late. They had an awesome jukebox full of 80’s new wave gold.


(Live on KVRX, October 17th, 2006) This is a live acoustic version of the first track on the forthcoming LP Bury the Cynics. It was recorded in the DJ booth late at night with our good friend Mars. The version that made it to the record is a bit more fleshed out than this one, but this is the version that won over our trusty manager.

The War Has Seen the Best of Me

(Demo, August 15th, 2006) This is a bare-bones demo, pretty lo-fi, just one room mic; none of the arrangements had been fleshed out yet. You can compare it to the EP version and see how it developed.

World Love

(Magnetic Fields cover, February 27th, 2007) We did this as a favor for our friends at KVRX here in Austin. The vocals are mixed pretty low, but I think the feel is good. This is basically the result of rehearsing for a few minutes before we went into the DJ booth.

Comments (22)



Comment by jeff

Made Wednesday, 2 of April , 2008 at 1:58 pm

Great tracks! I loved the EP…can’t wait for the album.

Comment by chrissyp

Made Monday, 7 of April , 2008 at 4:38 pm

wraith is really pretty. come to philly.

Comment by Camille

Made Monday, 7 of April , 2008 at 5:13 pm

Hey Shawn! I’m totally leaving a comment!

Comment by masonp

Made Tuesday, 8 of April , 2008 at 12:22 am

It’s weird. I like it.

Comment by Camille

Made Tuesday, 8 of April , 2008 at 5:42 am

Wooh! Lovely Sparrows!

Comment by Christopher

Made Wednesday, 9 of April , 2008 at 8:08 pm

You have a place to crash in Chicago! The new song is really nice. Are those castanets?

Comment by Sarah K.

Made Wednesday, 9 of April , 2008 at 11:27 pm

I was at the Pianos show! Can’t wait to hear the record!

Comment by Thomas

Made Saturday, 26 of April , 2008 at 8:59 pm

love it.

Comment by joe

Made Wednesday, 7 of May , 2008 at 2:17 am

nice music, loved to hear it !

Comment by Veronica

Made Tuesday, 13 of May , 2008 at 11:58 am

Ooooh. This is good. This is reeeal good. I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bury the Cynics!

When are you kids coming to NY again? Wheen? WHEEENN???
(soo bummed I missed the Pianos show…)

Comment by Baruc "Adam"

Made Monday, 19 of May , 2008 at 1:47 pm

Awesome, Shawn you’re really doing it! The music sounds great. Keep it up.

Comment by Camille

Made Thursday, 10 of July , 2008 at 9:39 am

Hey Shawn, how’s summer? I am excited abgout taking lessons again in August, possibly guitar every other week? What day does Bury the Cynics come out? You bet I will be at Waterloo!

Comment by Genevieve

Made Monday, 22 of September , 2008 at 8:14 am

amazing music, thanks so much!

Comment by Colby

Made Monday, 24 of November , 2008 at 10:35 am

I am absolutely in love with your music. Found you guys out a few days ago and I can’t get enough. If you ever need a place to crash in Chicago, or just someone to promote your show, let me know.

Comment by paperback

Made Thursday, 27 of November , 2008 at 9:53 pm

thank you :)

Comment by Cousin Creep

Made Tuesday, 30 of December , 2008 at 2:12 am

The Year of the Dog is the best track of 2008

Comment by ENiD

Made Wednesday, 11 of February , 2009 at 3:46 pm

I really can’t stop listening to the song ‘World Love’!

Comment by Sarah

Made Saturday, 14 of March , 2009 at 3:15 pm

Ever think about coming to Ann Arbor, MI? I guarantee you’ll have at least one person buying a ticket…

Comment by Gabi

Made Tuesday, 15 of September , 2009 at 10:26 pm

Would you ever post “Bury the Cynics”? I love that song and wish I could download it from here.

Comment by Tobias M

Made Wednesday, 28 of October , 2009 at 6:18 am

I really like your music. Will you go to Sweden and play if we invite you?

Comment by Rachel

Made Monday, 27 of December , 2010 at 2:18 pm

Your music is beautiful and I am in love with it. Really, thank you :) keep up the good work.

Comment by Katie

Made Sunday, 13 of November , 2011 at 2:01 pm

You guys are actually really great. So Glad I stumbled upon you!! You’re exactly the type of music that I adore. Too bad ya’ll play no where near Boston. Ha! One day though, I’ll keep a look out for ya! Keep up the great work!!!<3

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