October 17, 2019: Penny and Sparrow released their live video for “Long Gone” from their new album Finch out now via Thirty Tigers. The Boot premiered the video for the “harmony-laden, forlorn” new track, directed by Sam Street, that captures a live rendition of the song that is so compelling, viewers will forget they’re playing in a Nashville parking lot. This video comes ahead of the band’s shows in Houston, Dallas, & Austin, where they will be recording performances for a forthcoming live album.
About the song, the band said, “When you know your lover is strong and they doubt it about themselves. When you know the self talk they’re hearing is brutal and all you want for them is relief. When you’re polite but insistent about helping to stop the bleeding. ‘Long Gone’ is a song about all those moments, all the rebar & concrete that make up a relationship. It’s a reminder of a promise you made to show up and be loving. But maybe it can also be this: A reminder to show up and ask for love when it feels far away.”
No Depression described “Long Gone” as “a stunning, sultry, yet synthetic ballad that opens the album and refuses to let the listener move on to the rest of the offerings until multiple spins have been consumed.” Associated Press called the song “sexy and sultry”.
Next up for Penny & Sparrow will be the recording of their first ever live album. Over the next few days the band will be recording their shows in Houston, Dallas, and Austin to capture the experience of the Finch tour.
The band notes, “Thus far on the Finch tour, we have started every show with the song ‘Long Gone.’ It just seems to fit as the ice breaker for an evening with us. We’ve been up the east coast and back again, making our way through the south and across to home. Tour begins again tonight (October 17th) in Houston, TX & we’ve decided to do something we’ve wanted for a while: we’re recording a live album at these Texas shows. If you’re in the Lone Star state (or you happen to be an adventurous road trip human) come and be on a record with us.”
Finch debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #4 on the Billboard Vinyl Album Sales Chart. NPR Music included the album on their All Songs Considered New Music Friday podcast, naming it one of their Top 6 Albums of the week. Press has raved about the music as well, with accolades from No Depression, Associated Press, NPR’s World Cafe, Paste and more.
Penny and Sparrow are back on tour tonight and will continue touring throughout November. Find a full list of tour dates below and on their website.
10/17: Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
10/18: Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
10/19: Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
11/5: Phoenix, AZ – Modern Instrument Museum
11/6: San Diego, CA – Belly Up
11/8: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/10: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11/12: Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
11/13: Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater
11/15: Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
11/16: Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/17: Fort Collins, CO – Armory
11/20: Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
11/21: Lubbock, TX – Cactus Theater