Toronto’s Sparrows is a rock band through and through, but if you need additional subgenre tags to know what you’re getting into, let’s use post-rock, post-hardcore, and ambient. The four-piece blends all of these elements on their brand new album, Let The Silence Stay Where It Was, which is set to come out this Friday, October 14 through New Damage Records and was produced by Moneen frontman Kenny Bridges. There’s a lot of darkness on this record, but it’s met with plenty of elegant beauty as well—sometimes overtly aggressive while at others very subdued and soothing. You can listen to the entire 10-track effort below to experience it for yourself.

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“This record, thematically speaking, is definitely a direct result of 2015,” says frontman Dan Thomson. “It really threw our band into this world of self-doubt, and I think you can definitely hear that, both musically and lyrically. We’ve always been a kind of dark band, but I feel like this record deals with that in a more specific way.

“The recording process for the record was definitely the longest amount of time we’ve ever spent on a record,” Thomson further explains. “From the writing process through till the end of mastering was something like nine months. But I think that time really allowed us to sink into the songs, tear them apart, and really make sure they were right.”

If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Let The Silence Stay Where It Was, you can do so through New Damage. If you’re more of a ‘save some space and go digital’ kind of person, you can order a copy through iTunes.

Tour dates:
Oct 14 | Toronto | Sneaky Dees
Oct 15 | Ottawa | Stittsville Legion
Oct 16 | Montreal | L’Esco
Oct 17 | Boston | Charlie’s Kitchen
Oct 19 | NYC | Cake Shop
Oct 20 | Hammonton, NJ | Luke’s
Oct 21 | Philadelphia | Pharmacy
Oct 23 | Richmond | 25 Watts
Oct 25 | Raleigh, NC | King’s
Oct 26 | Wilmington, NC | Reggie’s
Oct 27 | Valdosta, GA | Williams Street Show House
Oct 28 | Panama City, FL | A&M Theatre
Oct 30 | Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
Nov 1 | Fayetteville, NC | The Drunk Horse Pub
Nov 3 | Baltimore, MD | Skramden Yards