May 2, 2006

CONTEST: The Lovely Feathered Sparrows

Tim Hawkinson - Bird (1997)
[made of the artist's fingernail clippings]


Two lovely bands are currently operating under lovely avian monikers: The Lovely Feathers and The Lovely Sparrows. Both are creating blessed indie pop music and both are worth your time. To help keep them straight, I've assembled some contrasting facts about each... perhaps it would be fun to download both and blindly guess which is which.

New Releases
The Lovely Sparrows: About to release a new EP called Pulling Up Floors, Pouring on (New) Paint
The Lovely Feathers: Just released their latest CD Hind Hind Legs

Roots
The Lovely Sparrows: From Austin, Texas
The Lovely Feathers: From Montreal, Canada

Self-explanation
The Lovely Sparrows: "Lush, complex arrangements with sing-along choruses that bring to mind glorious folk-infected pop"
The Lovely Feathers: "Blossomy, extractive post-punk-infused eccentric pop"

Influences
The Lovely Sparrows: Influenced by Bowie, Pavement, Destroyer
The Lovely Feathers: Influenced by its credible producers Jimmy Shaw (Broken Social Scene, Metric) and Drew Malamud (Dears, Stars, DFA1979)

Web presence
The Lovely Sparrows: myspace , website
The Lovely Feathers: myspace , website

Music

The Lovely Sparrows: Chemicals Change (mp3) and I Have A Need You See (mp3)

The Lovely Feathers: The Wrong Choice (mp3)

CONTEST!
To win your own lovely 7" of the Lovely Sparrows' Take Your Hats Off You Godless Bastards, leave a comment with something lovely. The LOVELIEST wins (contest ends next Monday, May 8th).

3 comments

At Tuesday, May 02, 2006, Blogger Rich said...

"Cellar door"

I win. ;)



Great bands!

 
At Wednesday, May 03, 2006, Blogger Laura! said...

The loveliest thing that I've heard in awhile is in the background of the Stars song "Look Up."

"And still in toil, it takes the heart to love the rose."

 
At Friday, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely

 

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