NEW SUBWAYS ON THE SUN ALBUM CAPSIZE OUT SEPTEMBER 21st! PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW!

Shy, Low European Tour This October! 14 August 2018

Shy, Low is headed to Europe for the first time ever this October. If you live there, you should be very, very excited. Make your plans to go to a show and take a few friends with you.

10/5 - Paris, FR - Supersonic
10/6 - Aalst, BE - Cirque Mistic
10/7 - Liege, BE - La Zone
10/8 - Cologne, DE - Tsunami Club
10/9 - Leipzig, DE - Topper House
10/10 - Leipzig, DE - Kulturecafe
10/11 - Liberec - CZ - A—
10/12 - Prague, CZ - Bike Jesus
10/13 - Brno, CZ - Bajkazyl Brno
10/14 - Vienna, AT - Coco Bar
10/15 - Munich, DE - Import Export
10/16 -...

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Honey and Salt Premiere "Oyster" Music Video at The Alternative! Catch Them On Tour Now! 8 August 2018

Earlier this year, we self-titled album from Austin, Texas' math rock masters, Honey and Salt, and the album has been met with high praise -- not only for its impressive demonstration of musicianship and songwriting, but also for its socially conscious lyrics that explore the challenges of an individual trying to make an impact in the face of our dark political climate. Today, we're excited to premiere the new music video for the song "Oyster" at The Alternative.



If you're in the midwest, don't miss the band on tour all this month!

8/8 - Denton, TX - Backyard on Bell
8/9 - St....

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Spartan Summer Mega Sale! Save 30% Off Everything Through the End of August! 4 August 2018



The annual Spartan Summer Sale is going on now! Take 30% off just about everything through the end of August when you use the discount code SUMMER18. Plus, we’ll even throw in free stuff with every order, so you can't lose! As always, your support is what keeps us going and we can’t thank you enough for that. Happy shopping!

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New Subways on the Sun Album "Capsize" Out September 21st! New Music Video and Pre-orders Available Now! 1 August 2018

Seattle, WA indie rockers Subways on the Sun will release their sophomore album Capsize on September 21st and we're beyond excited to premiere the new music video for the song "Hope You Like Getting Old" today with KEXP. The album is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere here and all pre-orders include an instant download of the new single. Additionally, the digital single is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other streaming outlets now.



While the band set sail with its shimmering guitar-pop debut The Honeymoon Stagecoach in 2013, Capsize, steers a course into grittier territory. Capsize...

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Welcome Seattle's Subways on the Sun to the Spartan Family! 24 July 2018

We're excited to announce that we've signed the Seattle indie rockers Subways on the Sun and will be releasing the band's sophomore album Capsize on September 21st on LP/Digital. Additionally, today marks the official re-release of the 2013 debut album The Honeymoon Stagecoach which is available as a free download on the Spartan website and Bandcamp and on all streaming services here.

Subways on the Sun
brings an informed and fresh perspective to northwest indie rock. With The Honeymoon Stagecoach, the band "crafted an immaculately-arranged and satisfying debut album that pays homage to both their hometown and the decade in which it became ground zero for rock" (The Fire Note). Haunting rhythms and glistening guitar hooks...

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Hidden Hospitals' Premiere New Music Video for "Acid Rain" 2 July 2018

On the heels of their newly released album Liars, Chicago's Hidden Hospitals has released their official music video for the single “Acid Rain.”

“All of the visuals for Liars are stark, literal representations of the song lyrics,” explains vocalist Dave Raymond. “The video for 'Acid Rain' feels to me like a subtle celebration of the artwork. An album cover coming to life.”


Liars is available now on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere here.

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Mae's "The Everglow" Returns to Vinyl This Summer! 22 June 2018

The secret is out! Mae's The Everglow is returning to vinyl this summer! This brand new pressing features two LPs, two stunning new variants, and a 28 page foil-stamped storybook. On sale this Tuesday, June 26th at 10 AM PST. Get more details and sign up to be notified when it goes on sale here!


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Man Mountain West Coast Tour with Ranges This Fall! 15 June 2018

Man Mountain is headed out on a west coast tour with Bozeman, MT's Ranges this fall! The band will be out in support of their debut full-length, Infinity Mirror, which which is available everywhere now. Don't miss your chance to see the band on the West Coast for the first time ever!

• Tour Dates:

9/28 - Ogden, UT - Funk ’N Dive Bar
9/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Artisan Las Vegas
9/30 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Star Bar
10/2 - San Francisco, CA - El Rio
10/3 - Redding, CA - The Dip
10/4 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
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Win a Custom Dearist Fender Guitar! 24 May 2018


Enter to win a custom Fender guitar used during the recording of Dearist's new album Sonder, a copy of the record, and a bunch of merch! There are ten different ways to enter and the more you do, the better chance you’ll have of winning. Read the story of the guitar and enter to win here! Contest ends June 8th!

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Secret Stuff Premiere New Song "2828", A Collaboration with Square Peg Round Hole 25 April 2018

Secret Stuff's new song "2828" is a very special collaboration with our friends in Square Peg Round Hole. It's a story about loss and how the power of music can help us rebuild and move forward. Listen now at The Alternative and look for the single tomorrow at digital outlets everywhere.


Secret Stuff's Michael Pfohl says, "I wrote 2828 directly after losing something very important to me, the house venue I spent over 3 years of my life growing. After we got the news, I had to pack everything that I owned into a storage locker and leave the very next...

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Kiska Premiere New and Final Song "Nibiru" 23 April 2018

Conspiracy theorists believe that our civilization will meet its ultimate demise today when the mystical planet Niribu makes impact with the Earth. Scientists everywhere have debunked this theory as a hoax, and whether it’s true or not, there is one thing we can confirm with certainty. Today marks the end of Kiska - and they are going out in a blaze of glory with a brand new and final song…aptly titled "Nibiru." Get the song at digital outlets everywhere now...and may god help us all.


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