Through the Sparks

Members
Jody Nelson James Brangle Greg Slamen Shawn Avery Grey Watson
About

Through The Sparks is a Birmingham, Alabama-based psychedelic/folk rock band formed in 2003. The band received critical success following the release of their first full length LP, Lazarus Beach, in 2007. Their sound is often characterized by lush instrumentation and precise arrangements.  The band utilizes both traditional instruments and a variety of electric pianos, guitars, organs, eccentric percussion, brass horns and synthesizers. Through the Sparks has remained on the independent label, Skybucket Records for their entire catalog which initiated with the EP, Coin Toss EP followed by a limited edition collection of early demos called Audio Iotas: Scraps for the Human Ear. The band's full-length records are Lazarus Beach released in 2007 and Worm Moon Waning released in 2010. The latest Skybucket release, Almanac - MMX - Year of Beasts, "a collection of 12 singles released over the course of 2010, monthly," was released on June 21, 2011.

Albums

Almanac (MMX) Year of Beasts

12 songs

Devil Suit
3:35
The Laughter and Lulls
2:43
Quinlin Castle
3:12
A Waltz in B
3:31
Enemies
3:24
Spun Headlong into the Wild Black Wild Yonder
2:35
40 Watt Lies
3:08
The Challenger II
3:59
Bermuda Blades
2:59
Chisel and Pick
3:20
Company Cars
3:56
Squares
3:58

Worm Moon Waning

9 songs

Hotrock Constellations
3:39
Turn Everything Off
3:34
Like a Dove
3:21
Buddy Holly's Gun
4:37
Statue Scared
6:25
To Do No Harm
3:52
Your Old Haunts
3:43
Sad Rock
5:07
Oyster Eyes
3:03

Lazarus Beach

13 songs

L Roi
3:08
Mexico (Every Last Buffalo)
4:51
Archetype
1:53
Falling Out Of Favor With The Neighbors
3:01
Action Figure Graveyard Pt. 1
2:42
Action Figure Graveyard Pt. II (Lazarus Beach)
2:32
The Smile Of Your Shadow
3:05
Porcelain DeLorean (Seque A)
0:21
Local Moon
3:35
Only The Messenger
3:01
There There Dear (Segue B)
0:18
The Final If And When
4:17
A Natural Machine
3:34

Audio Iotas: Scraps For The Human Ear

12 songs

Steady As You Go
5:25
From Where I'm Going
2:07
Dirty Black-Rotten Heart
3:12
Love Sequence From Boullion Heights
2:38
Heavy Dreaming
3:58
Man Alive!
3:19
Are You All Right?
1:57
Picture
5:18
New Year's Day
3:42
Gold-Plated
4:47
Backyard Bombshelter
2:12
Sci-Fi Lie
4:03

Coin Toss EP

6 songs

Tooth And Nail
5:11
Coin Toss
4:02
Squatters
4:10
Gap In The Spark
3:27
Under A Tonka Yellow Moon
3:25
Home Lobotomy
3:48