Let Fall the Sparrow
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Let Fall the Sparrow

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"A First Listen of Let Fall the Sparrow’s self titled EP"

The gorgeous vocals, the bass with a voice of its own, the lonesome guitar that is perfect for winter, and the precise drumming makes you want to listen to Let Fall the Sparrow on repeat. I know I did. This post-punk trio elevates what it means to play an instrument, and also what it means to be a songbird.

The well balanced experimental structure of Let Fall the Sparrow‘s self titled EP makes you think differently about music today. If you ever stop playing the track, For Those Things That Are Past, you will feel exposed to a grandiose conviction that musicianship can mingle with raw passion. You wonder if is it now you will experience what it truly means to delve in the mist of composition… Composition that is unlike many of the bands today. Let Fall the Sparrow is clearly not beggars wanting to be listened to and validated, they’re about the negotiation of sound and how even in it’s chaotic sense can formulate a pattern, if one just listened carefully." - Nikkie Mcleod of WHFR's "Broadstrokes"


Let Fall the Sparrow EP



The San Francisco based trio, Let Fall the Sparrow, is made up of Lilly Pritchard (bass/vocals), Daniel Lemke (guitar) and Jesse Freidin (drums). Their sound is both ethereal and driving, moving between quiet melodic moments and intense sonic builds.

All three members are originally from the East Coast but met in San Francisco. Daniel and Lilly met while playing jazz. They spontaneously started writing original rock-influenced compositions after jazz practice sessions.

Daniel and Lilly found that they had many rock influences in common--including Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star and post-rock bands such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ros--as well as some differing, but complimentary influences, such as The Cure, The Smiths and PJ Harvey, in Lilly's case, and black metal in Daniel's case.

After working on songwriting together, Daniel and Lilly decided to bring in a drummer. They auditioned Jesse and found his ability to comfortably switch between driving a straight beat and playing with restraint and nuance to be exactly what they were looking for. Jesse's sensitive and musical approach to his instrument was a perfect fit, and is now a crucial element of their current sound.

Let Fall the Sparrow recorded and mixed their first EP at Oakland’s 25th Street Studios in July and August of 2011. It was mastered at Paul Stubblebine Mastering in San Francisco in October 2011 and was released in November 2011.