Watch American Opera Perform "Small Victories" Live at The Sanctuary 23 May 2017

Watch American Opera perform a live acoustic version of the title track from the upcoming debut album Small Victories at The Sanctuary in Nashville, TN. The album will be released everywhere on June 30th and is available for pre-order now on limited edition gatefold vinyl, CD, and on iTunes. All pre-orders include and an instant download of the song "Monsters Among Men." Stay tuned for another new song from the session soon!


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Debut American Opera Album "Small Victories" Out June 30th! Listen to "Monsters Among Men" at Paste 12 May 2017

We’re so excited to release the debut full-length album from American Opera, Small Victories, on June 30th. More than a record, the album is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronts hopeful reemergence. Sonically, think Manchester Orchestra meets Ryan Adams, Brand New meets Langhorne Slim — polished stones in a bed of gravel and grit. The result is a stunning eleven-song rollercoaster exploring a complete spectrum of emotion and experiences. It is an album of dynamics — a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive.

Stream the song “Monsters Among Men” exclusively at Paste Magazine and get an instant download of the song when you pre-order the album on CD/LP/Digital at the...

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Welcome American Opera to the Spartan Family! 13 March 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.

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Young Fox Premieres New Song "We Move as Waves" at New Noise Magazine! 7 March 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.

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Square Peg Round Hole On Tour This Spring 24 February 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...

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Watch Square Peg Round Hole Perform "Trumansburg" from the "Five Years" EP 17 February 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.

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Young Fox Stream Lyric Video for "Slow Burn" (Featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin) 16 February 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”...

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PREMIERE: Listen to Young Fox's "Slow Burn" featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin 10 February 2017

The debut full-length album from Pittsburgh’s Young Fox Sky Beats Gold will be released on March 10th. Head to Alternative Press to hear the world premiere of the new song “Slow Burn” featuring guest vocals from Stephen Christian from Anberlin. The album is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store and Bandcamp and digitally via iTunes. All pre-orders include an instant download of two songs, “Sometimes the Monsters Win” and “Slow Burn."

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Debut Album from Young Fox "Sky Beats Gold" Out March 10th! New Song and Pre-orders Available Now! 25 January 2017

The debut album from Young Fox, Sky Beats Gold, will be released on March 10th. The Pittsburgh-based indie rockers' first single “Sometimes the Monsters Win" is now streaming exclusively on Impose.

The album is a beautifully layered and moody discourse aimed directly at perpetual questions. Sonically, dark and driving drums lay the foundation for intricate guitar work, and aggressive instrumentation combines seamlessly with soaring and confident vocal melodies. Each moment is purposeful; an impressive balance of cause and effect. Translation: a big rock record. The drive of Thrice with the complexity of Sunny Day Real Estate. The accessibility of Foo Fighters with the emotion of Manchester Orchestra. The album also features a cameo from...

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New Square Peg Round Hole "Five Years" EP Available December 15th. New Song and Limited Edition Lithograph Pre-Order Available Now. 12 December 2016

Philadelphia-based indie rockers Square Peg Round Hole will release Five Years, a new digital EP of ambient music, on December 15th. The project diverges from the band's typical percussive style, making way for more ethereal and meditative pieces.

Initially available exclusively with the purchase of a limited edition hand-numbered lithograph designed by band member Carlos Pacheco-Perez, Five Years is available for pre-order now with the lithograph or as part of a t-shirt bundle. All items will ship on December 15th.

The band has also announced a special one-time only performance of the EP on Thursday, December 15th at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets and more information are available here. Like the EP, the show will differ from...

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Carve Your Very Own Spartan Pumpkin and Get Free Vinyl! 25 October 2016

It's a scary world out there…and on top of it, it's almost Halloween! Get in the holiday spirit and support one of your favorite record labels by carving your very own Spartan pumpkin! Download a handy template here and get to carvin'. Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #spartanrecords. Every person who submits a photo of their pumpkin will receive a free album on vinyl from our catalog (* US residents only). Not including our new Mae pressings) and the most creative photo will get a big ol' Spartan prize pack that includes vinyl, t-shirts, and more!

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Mae's "The Everglow" Vinyl Available for Pre-order Now! 19 October 2016

The wait is finally over! Mae's classic album The Everglow is available for pre-order now on limited edition double vinyl exclusively at the Spartan store. This new pressing is limited to 2500 copies on three different stunning variants and includes a 28 page foil-stamped storybook with an epilogue written by the band. All orders will ship the week of November 28th.

Also! If that's not enough, we've also got a brand new pressing of Destination: Beautiful available for pre-order. We dug deep into our bag of tricks to dream up five super imaginative new variants. Check 'em out and pre-order yours exclusively at the Spartan store!

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