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Welcome American Opera to the Spartan Family!

Posted on March 13th, 2017

We’re so excited to officially welcome American Opera to the Spartan family! American Opera is the brainchild of Brooklyn, NY singer-songwriter John Bee and we'll be releasing his debut album Small Victories later this Spring. Stay tuned for new music and more info soon and catch American Opera this week at SXSW, on tour this Spring with Carter Hulsey, and at Bledfest this May!

American Opera has toured the U.S. and Canada as both a solo act and with a full band, playing shows with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Cursive, Murder By Death, Owen, and William Elliott Whitmore, as well as featured performances at SXSW and the Vans Warped Tour.

Praise for American Opera:

"If there is any hope for the future of acoustic folk music, it lies within the chest (or brain) of John Bee." — MidwestAXN

"John Bee has already displayed the kind of musical chops veterans of his genre hope to possess." — Under The Gun Review

Tour Dates (w/ Carter Hulsey)

3/17 - SXSW - Stephen F’s Bar - Austin, TX
3/22 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO 

3/23 - The Rusty Needle - Hutchinson, KS 

3/24 - The Whiskey House - Ankeny, IA 

3/25 - The Tank Room - Kansas City, MO 

3/26 - TBA - St. Louis, MO 

3/27 - The Warming House - Minneapolis, MN

3/28 - Crescendo Music Bar & Cafe - Madison, WI 

3/29 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI 

3/30 - The Wire - Chicago, IL 

3/31 - Robin Theater - Lansing, MI 

4/01 - Fischer Hall - Frankenmuth, MI 

4/02 - Mahall's Locker Room - Lakewood, OH 

4/03 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA 

4/04 - The 4th Street Bar - Mansfield, OH 

4/06 - The Basement - Nashville, TN 

4/07 - Embers Venue - Rensselaer, IN 

4/08 - Fountain Square Brewery - Indianapolis, IN
5/21 - Bledfest - Howell, MI

Follow American Opera on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and head to the official website for additional info!

Young Fox Premieres New Song "We Move as Waves" at New Noise Magazine!

Posted on March 7th, 2017

The long-awaited debut album from Pittsburgh's Young Fox Sky Beats Gold drops this Friday on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere! Listen to premiere of the new song “We Move as Waves” at New Noise Magazine.

Guitarist Marty Lunn says:

Each of us is a wave, heading for the same inevitable shore. Our choice is to help each other on this journey, or selfishly crash those around us. I'd like to follow the former path.

Pre-order your copy of the album on vinyl or on iTunes to get an instant download of two songs now.

Square Peg Round Hole On Tour This Spring

Posted on February 24th, 2017

Square Peg Round Hole is hitting the road in support of their latest album Juniper this Spring. Don't miss your chance to catch their amazing live show in some cities they’ll be playing for the first time ever!

3.08 - Richmond, VA - The Sound of Music
3.10 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
3.11 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl At Center Stage
3.16 - Austin, TX - The Hideout - SXSW
3.21 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
3.22 - Chicago, IL - Audiotree
3.23 - Indianapolis, IN - Fountain Square Brewing Co.
3.24 - Cincinnati, OH - Golden Mean Arts
3.31 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s
4.01 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust
4.22 - Boston, MA - The Record Company
4.23 - Providence, RI - Wilbury Theatre Group

Watch Square Peg Round Hole Perform "Trumansburg" from the "Five Years" EP

Posted on February 17th, 2017

Watch Square Peg Round Hole perform the song "Trumansburg" live in the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, PA. The once-in-a-lifetime performance on December 15, 2016 was in support of the release of their new ambient EP Five Years which is available now as a digital download bundled exclusively with a limited edition art print designed by the band. Fewer than 10 prints remain and once they sell out, they will never be printed again.

Young Fox Stream Lyric Video for "Slow Burn" (Featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin)

Posted on February 16th, 2017

Pittsburgh indie rockers Young Fox are streaming a new lyric video for "Slow Burn" (featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin) here. The track appears on their upcoming debut album Sky Beats Gold which will be released everywhere on March 10th.

In a recent review of the album, Alternative Press raved: "Young Fox are firing on all cylinders. A rich brew of instruments led by airy yet powerful vocals that transport the listener on a reflective and brooding lyrical journey from start to finish."

Pre-order Sky Beats Gold on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store or on iTunes to receive an instant downloads of the tracks “Sometimes the Monsters Win” and “Slow Burn" now!