Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds The Weather Below on LP
The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years. Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson.
In 2015, the band will unleash ten irresistible anthems that comprise The Weather Below, their most rambunctious, raucous, and righteous recording to date. The album, which Kincheloe describes as “loud, fun, and supposed to make you feel good," was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers) and is being released by 30 Tigers (St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Jason Isbell). Kincheloe and Co. accomplish that goal tenfold with a saucy sonic brew of rock, blues, gospel, and soul. In order to perfect that signature amalgam, the band retreated to the iconic Bear Creek Studio (James Brown, Eric Clapton), just outside Seattle, WA.
The group takes flight on the first single “Mama Knows.” Bolstered by boisterous horns and bluesy grit, the track serves as a soulfully sweet ode to moms everywhere. Then there’s “Prison Cells,” which swings from a bright verse into a wild chant that encourages living it up in the moment with the people who matter the most. Elsewhere on The Weather Below, “Disappear” flaunts a South American-style cinematic shine, while “Don’t Be Jealous” points the spotlight on Arleigh’s passionate pipes in between a harmonica swell.
Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds The Weather Below Track Listing:
3. Prison Cells
4. Mama Knows 03:32
6. Don't Be Jealous
7. Every Road
8. We Need A Love
9. Cold Blooded
10. Catch Me If You Can