Red Sparowes Release Album Trailer -- Video
Two years ago, Red Sparowes gave a slight precursor to the forthcoming 'The Fear is Excruciating, but Therein Lies the Answer' with an EP entitled 'Aphorisms.' That was the first recording the band did without Josh Graham, who left the band in 2008 to focus on his band A Storm of Light. Originally the band grew its fan base through vigorous touring, but since the departure of Graham the band has been focused on writing. This peek into the album promises the wait has been worth it.
The band promises something epic, which is what Red Sparowes have always been known for, by tackling themes like extinction and survival. This album seems to have the same ideals as even in conceptual beginnings were sparked by "existential pondering of truth, faith, order, causality and the innate demand for an understanding of the larger world around us." But despite those grand debatable topics, the band relays in a press release that this is not an album that can only be enjoyed in its full played form, stating, "The new album is song-centered, with the individual tracks harboring stronger independent identities.