What is Spartan Records?
Spartan Records is an independent record label located in Seattle, WA founded by John T. Frazier. Prior to taking Spartan full-time in early 2013, Frazier directed marketing efforts at Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records and played an important role in the careers of bands like Underoath, Anberlin, mewithoutYou, As Cities Burn, Norma Jean, and Mae to name a few. Prior to that, he headed up marketing at Drive-Thru Records and worked with bands like The Starting Line, Finch, New Found Glory, and Something Corporate. He started his career at crank! A RECORD COMPANY working with bands like Mineral, the Gloria Record, and others.

Currently home to Square Peg Round Hole, Shy, Low, Ourlives, NYVES, Barren Womb, Secret Stuff, and many others, our goal is to help artists create and share their art - and through that process, we hope to help facilitate "moments" that transcend everything that divides us. We believe in the power of music to move us -- to inspire and change lives -- to connect us.

Spartan bands have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and American Songwriter among others and heard on NBC, ESPN, ABC Family, MTV, DirecTV, and alongside brands like Quicksilver, Red Bull, Specialized, Billabong, and Fox Racing.

How do I get in touch?

All general inquiries should be sent to

Interested in an internship or being on our street team?

Send an e-mail to We love it when people want to help us out.

Are you accepting demos?
We are always accepting demos and will listen to everything sent to us, but we can't always respond, nor can we return any materials sent. Demo submissions may be sent to:

Spartan Records
PO Box 15537
Seattle, WA 98115

Or send us your demo and press kit via e-mail to For the love of all things holy, please do not attach audio files as that will relegate your submission directly to the pit of misery.

I'm a retailer and I want to stock your releases.
Smart move. All of our physical releases are distributed exclusively worldwide by Cobraside Distribution. They'd be happy to help you.

Cobraside Distribution

Can I license your music?
You can do a lot more than you probably give yourself credit for. Get in touch with us and let's chat about it.

Do you have a mailing list?

Heck yeah, we do. Want to join it? Sign up below!

For all other inquiries, please send an email to and you will be directed to the right person.