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Red Sparowes kick off EU / UK headlining tour

Red Sparowes kick off EU / UK headlining tour

Los Angeles epic, heavy quintet Red Sparowes launch an extensive European and UK headlining tour next week. The band is currently supporting its third full-length album, The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer which was released earlier this year via Sargent House in North America and Conspiracy Records in Europe. Head of Wantastiquet, the alter-ego of Paul Labrecque of Sunburned Hand of the Man supports on all dates. See complete tour dates and album details below.

Check out the first MP3 track off the album, “Giving Birth To Imagined Saviors” posted HERE. A video teaser for the album has also been posted

With two albums, a string of split releases, multiple U.S. and European tours, and a number of line-up changes under their belt, Red Sparowes have issued their most impressive creation to date, The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer.

Though Red Sparowes’ music thrives unbound by narrative, the band provides a roadmap to their muse. Their 2005 debut album, At The Soundless Dawn, cast the scientific inevitability of the Sixth Extinction into a grand funeral oration, revealing the message within the individual track titles. Their second full-length, Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun (2006) provided a synopsis of the Great Sparrow campaign of the Great Leap Forward, laying bare its conceptual role. The Aphorisms EP (2008 digital, 2009 12″ vinyl) served a thematic precursor to the new album.

Red Sparowes’ latest offering, The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer, began with the larger existential pondering of truth, faith, order, causality, and the innate demand for an understanding of the larger world around us. While Red Sparowes’ majesty is hardly in need of story, the provision of the larger metaphor yields a heightened depth and gravity to their work.

Red Sparowes tour:

09/27 Warsaw, Poland @ Hydrozagadka
09/28 Gydnia, Poland @ Uchio
09/29 Poznan, Poland @ Pod Minoga
09/30 Berlin, DE @ Berghain
10/04 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Slussen
10/05 Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
10/06 Goteborg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10/07 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
10/08 Holland, NL @ W2 Den Bosch
10/09 Antwerp, BE @ Trix #
10/10 London, UK @ Scala
10/11 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10/12 Dublin, IE @ Crawdaddy
10/13 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/14 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/16 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie ^
10/17 Bordeaux, FR @ L’Heretic
10/18 Nantes, FR @ L’Olympic
10/20 Madrid, ES @ Ritmo y Compas
10/21 Barcelona, ES @ La (2) de Apolo
10/22 Lyon, FR @ Grrrnd Zero
10/23 Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
10/24 Milano, IT @ Bloom Mezzago
10/25 Roma, IT @ Traffic Live
10/26 Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
10/27 Ljubljana, SL @ Menza Pri Koritu **
10/28 Vienna, AT @ Szene
10/29 Muchen, DE @ Felerwerk
10/30 Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
10/31 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez %
11/01 Praha, CZ @ Matrix Club %
11/03 Thessaloniki, GR @ Eightball Club
11/04 Athens, GR @ Gagarin

All shows with Head of Wantastiquet
** with No Age, Abe Vigoda
# with Imaad Wasif
^ with Monno
% with Knut

Artist: Red Sparowes
Album: The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: April 6, 2010

01. Truths Arise
02. In Illusions of Order
03. A Hail of Bombs
04. Giving Birth to Imagined Saviors (MP3)
05. A Swarm
06. In Every Mind
07. A Mutiny
08. As Each End Looms and Subsides

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