Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, 'The Long Way': Exclusive Song Premiere

Sister Sparrow

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have come a long way since 2008, as exemplified in their new song "The Long Way." The track is the first single off the soul-rock band's upcoming EP "Fight," produced by Randy Jackson and expected for release in the fall. 

On working with Randy Jackson, lead vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe (a.k.a. Sister Sparrow) said, "It was such a pleasure… He really brought out the best in our performance. While tracking this record, he really put us all at ease in a way that allowed the truth of our sound come to the forefront."

Comprised of 8 members, two of which are siblings, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds’ previous work includes that of a self-titled debut album that came out in 2010. 

"The 'Fight' EP is a collection of four songs that truly captures who we are as a band right now. It takes you from a burning ballad to a sweaty dance party to a classic story of betrayal with 'The Long Way.' The focus of the recording process was to harness the high energy of our live shows, and Randy really helped make that happen," added Kincheloe.

"Fight" EP track list:

  1. The Long Way
  2. Fight
  3. Boogie Man
  4. Crawdaddies

The "Fight" EP is currently available for pre-order via iTunes, and will be officially released on October 1.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds toured nationwide from 2011 to 2012 with bands like The Avett Brothers, The Counting Crows and Fitz and the Tantrums. Additionally, the group also performed at music festivals such as SXSW and Bonnarroo.

The Brooklyn-based band will venture out on tour starting in their home state of New York this weekend.

Upcoming Shows: 

August
9 – Huntington, NY- Chapin Rainbow Stage
12- Westerly RI- Tunes on the Dunes
13- Lake Placid, NY- Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series
15- Buffalo, NY- Thursday at Canalside
22- Amagansett, NY- Stephen Talkhouse
23- Teaneck, NJ- Mexicali Live
25- Roxbury, NY- Rox Fest
29- Norfolk, CT- Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
30- Montpelier, VT- Positive Pie
31- Westport, CT- Blues, Views and BBQ  

September
1- Portsmouth, NH- The Press Room
6-  Fall River, MA- Narrows Center For The Arts
7- Clinton, NY- Kirkland Art Center
8- Hancock, NY- Catskill Chill Music Festival
10- Portland, ME- The Big Easy
12- Fredericton, NB- Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
13- Fredericton, NB- Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (*)
15- Las Vegas, NV- Blues Vacation
29-  Stroudsburg, PA- Sherman Theater (#)

The "Fight" EP Release Tour

October
4-  Philadelphia, PA- Electric Factory (#)
5- Baltimore, MD- 8X10
10- Charlotte NC Visulite Theatre
11- Asheville NC The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
12- Atlanta, GA- Smith's Olde Bar
13- Adams, TN- Fly Free Festival
16- Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s
17- Austin, TX Stubb's
18-  Dallas, TX- INDEX Fest
19- Ozark, AR- Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
20 - Lawrence KS The Bottleneck
24-  San Francisco, CA- Slim's
26-  Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Bar
27- San Diego, CA- The Griffin
30- Denver, CO- Cervantes' Other Side
31- Lincoln, NE- The Zoo Bar 

November
1- Minneapolis, MN- Triple Rock Social Club
2- Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
3-  Chicago, IL- Schubas Tavern
6-  Columbus, OH- The Basement
7-  Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom
8-  Pittsburgh, PA- Rex Theater
15- Washington, DC- The Hamilton
22-  New York, NY- Irving Plaza 

December
6- Cambridge, MA- The Sinclair

(* Opening for Gov't Mule)
(# = Opening for moe.)

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