Song Sparrow Research takes off…

A couple of years ago I interviewed Song Sparrow Research, a band from Seattle that I thought was truly amazing, for my music interview podcast series, Well-Rounded Radio.

Their first album was great…recorded in a giant metal-working warehouse in Seattle, the moody and dramatic album made me recall great artists like Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young.

Song Sparrow Research incorporates elements of rock, jazz, classical, folk, and experimental with guitar, cello, upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, drums, synth, percussion and assorted instrumentation.

The band name comes from a research project that lead singer and guitarist Hamilton Boyce was involved in while studying for his degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Washington.

Among my current Layers Marketing clients is Song Sparrow Research, whose second album just came out.

And guess what?

It’s even better than the first.

Recent reviewers have been raving  and citing bands like Beach House, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Travis, as well.

Song Sparrow Research is playing a live set today, Wednesday, September 26th at 3 PM EST / 12 PM PDT on KEXP, the Seattle nonprofit radio station that is heard around the world and is one of the most influential “radio” stations in the world.

This is a big deal for an unsigned band who have recorded, produced, and released their album themselves.

Perhaps the playing field is actually flattened.

You can hear the new album and their debut.

Tune-in online if you are able; KEXP will stream the set live.

RSVP to our “online listening party” event on Facebook if you are so inclined and help us spread the word!

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