New Pohgoh Album "du und ich" Out November 4th. New Song and Pre-Orders Available Now! August 10, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the brand new album from revered indie/emo outfit, Pohgoh. In the middle of a global pandemic, the band entered the studio with acclaimed producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) to record their third full-length album du und ich, easily the foursome’s most ambitious outing yet. Listen to the premiere of the new song “Weeds” at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or as part of an exclusive t-shirt bundle. The first 250 pre-orders also receive a custom Pohgoh mini-beach ball!

Welcome Rocky Votolato to the Spartan Family! June 28, 2022

Please welcome Seattle indie-folk hero Rocky Votolato to the Spartan Family! We’re beyond excited to release Rocky’s first new album in over 7 years Wild Roots on September 9th. The album is an intimate concept album inspired by and written for his family — each song is a letter dedicated to a specific family member and focused on a special memory or moment in time. Stay tuned for the premiere of a brand new song tomorrow as well as pre-orders, new tour dates, and much more.

Rip Room Announce Summer Tour, East Coast Dates with Kal Marks June 21, 2022

San Francisco art punk trio Rip Room has announced summer dates with Boston's Kal Marks. The 14-city trek kicks off with a record release show on July 14th in Oakland, CA, and runs through August 13th. The band will be out in support of its critically-acclaimed debut LP Alight and Resound which is available everywhere now!

7/14 - Oakland, CA - Thee Stork Club (Record Release Show)

7/28 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art

7/29 - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
7/30 - Portland, OR - Shanghai Tunnel
7/31 - Oregon - Secret Location
8/4 - Providence, RI - News Cafe
8/5 - Somerville, MA - The Jungle
8/6 - TBA
8/7 - Parksville, NY - Cabernet Frank's
8/9 - Washington, DC - TBA
8/10 - Baltimore, MD - Joe Squared
8/11 - Middletown, CT * - Rednawa Collective
8/12 - Philadelphia, PA * - Ukie Club
8/13 - Brooklyn, NY * - TV Eye

w/ Kal Marks

Welcome Shiner to the Spartan Family! June 14, 2022

We are so stoked to welcome Shiner to the Spartan Family! It’s an amazing honor to join forces with a band that has been so transformative in our lives and the lives of so many. In addition to re-releasing the band’s entire catalog on vinyl (including a newly remixed and remastered Splay with all-new artwork), we’re thrilled to release brand new music and a collection of rarities and lost gems. Get ready!

Watch Rip Room's New Music Video for "Complication" at No Echo May 26, 2022

Rip Room’s debut album Alight and Resound is out everywhere tomorrow! We’re cranking up the heat with the premiere of the band’s new music video for “Complication.” Head over to No Echo to check out the video and finally answer the age-old question: What If Devo jammed with Fugazi? Smash that ❤ and tell all your friends.

84 Tigers' Debut Album Out October 21st! New Song and Pre-Orders Available Now! May 12, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that 84 Tigers’ debut album Time in the Lighthouse will be available everywhere on October 21st! Listen to the premiere of the new song “Great Basin” at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or as part of an exclusive bundle that includes a t-shirt, Oxford pennant, and an 84 Tigers x Spartan Records coffee collaboration with Rootless Coffee Co.

New Rip Room Single "Dead When It Started" Premiering Now at Post Trash May 11, 2022

Rip Room’s debut album Alight and Resound comes out in just over two weeks! We’re stoked to team up with Post Trash to premiere the new song “Dead When It Started.” Some highlights:

• Rip Room trade between muscle and melody, dexterity and wonkiness
• Rip Room play post-hardcore music with an air of art pop exuberance
• Rip Room’s songs are tightly wound and serrated at the edges
• The new single bounces with a circular post-punk guitar groove reminiscent of the Devo classic “Girl U Want”

If that’s not enough, the song also features drummer Gracie Malley pounding away on a car fender with a hammer! Take a listen and get an instant download of four songs now when you pre-order the record on mind-boggling limited edition vinyl.

New Mountain Time Single "Meet The Kid" Available Now May 6, 2022

Mountain Time's new single “Meet The Kid” is streaming everywhere now! The song is a joyous Kinks-ian romp through the kaleidoscopic visions of lead-provocateur Chris Simpson’s mind and pen. The scene opens under a Big Top and proceeds through a vast cornucopia of dioramas (from the crush of middle school hallways to the Christmas markets of Old Berlin; past angel choirs, Siren Songs of soul-stealing thieves, and peril at sea) all in search of an elusive Golden Child, who isn’t paralyzed with fear or uncertainty at the weight of it all. In the end it’s never clear if the “kid” in question is the narrator himself or a symbol of the Seeker in us all, but the ride is thrilling, and the invitation to communion feels warm and ecstatic. Enjoy and stay tuned for more info about a brand new album soon!