BLACK SPARROW PRESS LIVE IN SAN PEDRO, Y’ALL. IN THE LATE SUMMER OF 2010 THESE GUYS WENT TO CALI MUCHO/45RPM TO RECORD THEIR DEBUT LP “HALF-ASS ROMANCE” AND IT WAS A GREAT TIME. THEY USED TO BE ACOUSTIC BUT NOW ARE A FULL ELECTRIC BAND. HEART FELT PUNK, DESPERATE YET HOPEFUL.
So this album came with instructions: get drunk, listen to the record. Don’t need to tell me twice. While I’ve played this album from these San Pedro boys both sober and inebriated, booze isn’t necessary to make me want to up and sing with them. Splicing garage and folk punk, BSP has come a long way from using buckets as drum kits a few years back. Notes from an organ, violin, and even a lap steel are sprinkled throughout. The slightly out of synch gang vocals bring a live recording quality to their tracks, while “Get Low” could easily become the closing song of punk venues nationwide. Great record with a live show feel and I love the color-by-numbers poster! Recommended. –Kristen K (Razorcake Magazine)