Demons, the Virginia Beach-based heavy music project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is prepping to release its debut full-length album Embrace Wolf on December 1st. In anticipation of the album's release, watch the lyric video for the track, “Always Your Own,” which is streaming here. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or on iTunes to receive an instant download of the song now!
Let's face it. Karma will always catch up to you, so why not treat everyone with the proper respect the first time around? At Spartan, we're committed to doing good through music and respectfully making a statement without trading barbs or jabs. Now you can look tough and show off your commitment to being a good person in our new "Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword" long sleeve tee designed by the legendary Australian, Milan Chagoury of Stay Bold. Pre-order here for delivery in mid-December!
Demons, the Virginia Beach-based heavy music project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is premiering a new song for the track "Nobody Loves You The Way You Are" on Loudwire. The song appears on the band's upcoming debut full-length, Embrace Wolf, which will be released on December 1st.
Gehring tells Loudwire,
This song is about chronic shortcomings despite honest intentions. It takes a critical stance against this rhetoric of the 'unconditional love' and variations on the theme. So, the line in the chorus 'All goals are sliding markers' is there to reflect this idea that we never really reach a point of certainty, or level of comfort because there are always destabilizing forces at work - internal...
We’ve teamed up with our friends at U-Turn Audio for an epic giveaway! Head to our Instagram post and follow the instructions for your chance to win a U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable and the entire Spartan catalog on vinyl! We'll announce one random winner on Friday, October 27th! Good luck!
Lights & Motion's latest album Dear Avalanche is coming to vinyl for the first time on December 15th and pre-orders are available now! The latest offering in a discography often described as the ultimate symmetry of music and emotion, Dear Avalanche is the most accomplished and fully realized expression of sounds to date from Lights & Motion mastermind, Christoffer Franzén.
Christoffer Franzén says,
”Having the album pressed as vinyl was a way for me to try and extend the vision for the album one step further. The decision to create two very special colour designs felt really exciting and that was something I gravitated towards immediately. When I compose music I...
The long-awaited debut full-length album from Norfolk, Virginia's Demons, Embrace Wolf, will be released on December 1st. Founded by Zach Gehring, longtime guitarist/vocalist for Mae, Demons is a completely different animal. Forces of equal magnitude unite, react, and detonate. Pounding drums, erratic riffs, fervent lyrics, and structure descend into abstraction. And on the band's debut album, we’re gifted with nine blistering songs exploring a spectrum of anxiety, aberrations, and awe with deliberate recklessness. Listen to the new song “Always Your Own” at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the song now!
Secret Stuff is hitting the road with save face this fall. Check out the tour dates and make your plans to support the bands if they're coming to a town near you! The band will also play a show with The Menzingers and Pale Lungs at The Basement East in Nashville on October 13th.
10/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's Locker Room 10/20 - Columbus, OH @ The Shrunken Head 10/21 - Chicago, IL @ Evolution Music (Downer’s Grove) 10/22 - Champaign, IL @ Blips and Chitz 10/23 - Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live 10/24 - Nashville, TN @ That 70's House 10/25 - Florence, AL @ Southern Trash 10/26 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall 10/27 - 10/29 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST 10/30 -...
Our fearless leader John T. Frazier (aka the face that runs the place) recently talked to Behind the Setlist about Spartan, his journey in the music business, and what it's like running a record label in 2017. Check out the great feature here.
American Opera, the creation of Brooklyn singer-songwriter John Bee, is premiering the new music video for "Sand & Seed" today on Huffpost. The song appears on the debut album Small Victories which is available now on limited edition LP, CD, and digital outlets everywhere!
Bee tells Huffpost:
"My live shows consisted of mostly slow songs so I wanted to write an upbeat number that would change up the pace. The song is about the process of pouring all of your time and energy into something that ultimately blows up in your face, wondering why you do it, remembering why you do it, and continuing to do it."
Richmond, VA post-rock outfit Shy, Low will release a brand new EP titled Burning Day on July 7th and they're hitting the road this summer in support. Check out a new song "Dialectics" exclusively on Heavy Blog Is Heavy and pre-orderBurning Day to get an instant download of the song now.
07.07 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar 07.08 - Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge 07.09 - Rockford, IL @ Malort Mansion 07.10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace 07.11 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole 07.12 - Louisville, KY @ The Cure Lounge 07.13 - Cincinnati, OH...
Shy, Low will release a brand new EP entitled Burning Day on July 7th and they're hitting the road this summer! Stay tuned for new music later this week and catch them on tour if they're coming to a city near you!