Red Sparowes is a Los Angeles post-rock band comprising current and former members of Isis, Halifax Pier, Angel Hair and Pleasure Forever. Josh Graham of Neurosis, although a founding member, has recently left the band. Their sound is characteristic of soundscape-influenced experimental rock, with an otherwise uncommon extensive use of a pedal steel guitar.
Red Sparowes' first studio album, At the Soundless Dawn, was released in February 2005, following guitarist Bryant Clifford Meyer's other band, Isis, in their initial tours in support of Panopticon. Shortly after this release, a split 12" was released with Gregor Samsa. The Red Sparowes side contained the second track from At the Soundless Dawn, "Buildings Began to Stretch Wide Across the Sky, And the Air Filled With A Reddish Glow," as well as a song recorded during the album's recording sessions with guitar from Michael Gallagher of Isis, initially only available on the Japanese release of the album. After the release of the album the band headlined a tour in Europe and participated in an American tour with Pelican, Big Business and Breather Resist. After touring the band released their follow-up record, Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun, in 2006. This release was followed by more touring of North America and Europe.
Recently Josh Graham has parted ways with the rest of the band to pursue a musical project with Vinnie Signorelli, the drummer of Unsane, called A Storm of Light. Red Sparowes began recording new material with engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool) in May 2008 for release later that year.
|At the Soundless Dawn||February 22, 2005||CD, 2xLP||Neurot Recordings|
|Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun||September 19, 2006||CD, 2xLP||CD by Neurot Recordings|
LP by Robotic Empire
|Aphorisms||August 1, 2008||CD, 1xEP||Sargent House|
|Untitled split with Gregor Samsa||2005||12" (2005)|
|Triad split with Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice||2006||CD, 3x7||Neurot Recordings|
|Black Tar Prophecies Vol. I split with Grails||2006||12"||Robotic Empire|
|Oh Lord, God of Vengeance, Show Yourself! (live album)||2006||CD||Neurot Recordings|