Penny and Sparrow Release Official Video for “Eloise” From Their Forthcoming Album ‘Finch’


Today, the critically-acclaimed duo Penny and Sparrow released the official video for “Eloise,” the first song released from their forthcoming album Finch out August 2 via Thirty Tigers. The album is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of “Eloise” and the album’s single “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya.”

Watch the video for “Eloise” via YouTube:

“‘Eloise’ is a dozen short fables all wrapped up in one song,” explains Andy Baxter. “Moreover, we hope that listening to it is like walking through a beautiful exhibit with multiple artists on display. For the video we picked a handful of those fables and found a place that we could capture them visually! Thus, we found out that outside of Nashville there’s a wildlife sanctuary. The folks that run it were kind of enough to let us meet some beautiful animals and feature them in our video. We sincerely hope you enjoy the video and find out more about what they do!”

Paste said, “If Bon Iver had grown up around Waffle Houses and the kind of humidity so ruthless it makes oxygen feel tangible, he might have written ‘Eloise.’ But he didn’t, so Penny and Sparrow filled the position for him.”

Recently, NPR’s World Cafe premiered the album’s single “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya” and called Finch, “…a collection of new songs that showcase the duo’s celestial harmonies, songs with stories that unfold like wild, vivid dreams.”

The deeply vulnerable and boldly cinematic Finch was written during their first major break from the road in years. The album focuses a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self.

“We were both brought up in the conservative South, where you’re instilled with the notion that the straight white Evangelical Christian male perspective is, if not the only, then the most correct view,” Baxter explains. “We didn’t understand how wrong that was until we went out and experienced the world for ourselves.”

“Almost everything changed for us in these last two years,” says Baxter. “It was a painful experience in a lot of ways, but it was also a joyful one.”

Penny and Sparrow are currently in the midst of a national tour with Josh Ritter that will begin again on June 20 in Boise, ID. Find a full list of tour dates below and on their website.

1) Long Gone
2) Eloise Preamble
3) Eloise
4) Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya
5) Cult Classically
6) Bishop
7) Recuerda
8) Hannah
9) Stockholm
10) It’s Hysterical
11) Gumshoe

Tour Dates:
6/20: Boise, ID – The Egyptian Theatre #
6/21: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory #
6/22: Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre #
6/23: Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre #
6/25: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall #
6/26: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall #
6/28: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater #
6/29: Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
7/12-14: Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
9/6: Opelika, AL – John Emerald Distilling
9/7: Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
9/8: Chattanooga, TN – Moon River Festival
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 Station
9/21: Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
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
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 – Modern Instrument Museum
11/6: San Diego, CA – Belly Up
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