Penny & Sparrow - Struggle Pretty
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Penny & Sparrow - Struggle Pretty

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Andy Baxter has a voice you suspect could fill an auditorium, but he'd just as soon let it float from a chapel rafter or out a barn door. The Texan singer/songwriter is half of Penny & Sparrow, with guitarist Kyle Jahnke his erstwhile guitarist and musical partner. Their first album, 2013's Tenboom, made great bedfellows with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and even Iron and Wine, full of quiet spaces and palpable introspection. Struggle Pretty is no different, but perhaps it's a shade more soulful and solid. "Bread and Bleeding" feels like a big radio tune waiting in the winds, with soaring, swelling guitars and strings, effervescent percussion, and tidal cellos reflecting bouts of hope. Quieter moments like "Rattle" and "to Haunt, the Startle" hover in the air on muted tympani and piano, strings quivering with uncertainty. A near-flawless collection of intimate, beautiful music. - Apple Music


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