Penny & Sparrow – Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya

Labels:Thirty Tigers
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:26
From the Album:Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya
Formats:AAA,Americana,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jul 17 2019 10:15:00 EDT
Impact Date: Aug 05 2019 00:00:00

Penny & Sparrow

"Don't Wanna Be Without Ya"

Impacting August 5

Watch a live performance at KINK

From the new album Finch

Available August 2

“A collection of new songs that showcase the duo's celestial harmonies, songs with stories that unfold like wild, vivid dreams…” – NPR’s World Café

“Taking the acoustic, vocal poise of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and doubling that is exactly what you’ll get with indie-folk duo Penny and Sparrow. The duo’s latest single “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya” finds Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter playing on the nuances of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia,” while also managing a freshness that is all their own.”


Beginning with 2013’s Tenboom, the staunchly DIY pair Penny & Sparrow released a series of critically lauded records that garnered comparisons to the hushed intimacy of Iron & Wine and the adventurous beauty of James Blake, building up a devoted fanbase along the way through relentless touring and word-of-mouth buzz.  NPR praised the band’s songwriting as a “delicate dance between heartache and resolve,” while World Café raved that they’ve “steadily built a sound as attentive to detail as Simon & Garfunkel and as open to the present day as Bon Iver.”


Penny & Sparrow’s magnificent sixth album Finch is titled as a nod to Charles Darwin, who developed his theory of evolution in part by studying the changes that manifested over time in groups of birds that moved to different islands across the Galapagos, and it’s easy to see the connection. The album finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self. Deeply vulnerable and boldly cinematic, the resulting songs blur the lines between indie-folk and alt-pop, with dense string arrangements and atmospheric production underpinning soaring melodies and airtight harmonies. It’s a revelatory collection, both for the listener and the performers, one that’s been a lifetime in the making.


The single “Don't Wanna Be Without Ya" is about being so enamored with someone that if they figured out the secret to reincarnation and got to choose their next life, you'd pick the same thing just so you could stay together.


Tour Dates:

9/6 – Opelika, AL – John Emerald Distilling

9/7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

9/8 – Chattanooga, TN – Moon River Festival

9/10-15 – Nashville, TN – Americana Fest

9/14 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

9/15 – Raleigh, NC – Cat's Cradle

9/17 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Arts Center

9/18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

9/20 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

9/21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry

9/22 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

9/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

9/27 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

9/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music

9/29 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

10/1 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House

10/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall

10/4 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

10/5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

10/6 – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn

10/17 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater

10/18 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater

10/19 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

11/5 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical 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 Theater

11/13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

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




Lindsay Reid

Thirty Tigers




Jesse Barnett
Right Arm Resource




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