There's no "of"—it's simply Lawrence Arabia, the name behind shambling, churchyard folk-pop that's both haunting and comfortable, drawing comparisons to the Zombies, Serge Gainsbourg, and the more melancholy strains of the Beatles. Lawrence Arabia is primarily the work of New Zealander James Milne, who seems to have perfectly captured the late-autumn damp of our fair city in the miniature pop symphonies on new, third album The Sparrow. (Milne has also done work with the Reduction Agents, the Brunettes, and the Ruby Suns.)

Lawrence Arabia is coming to Mississippi Studios on Sunday, December 2, and we're giving away a pair of tickets! All you have to do is jump on over to End Hits.