The debut full-length album from Pittsburgh’s Young FoxSky 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."
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 Stephen Christian of Anberlin on
the track "Slow Burn."
Guitarist Marty Lunn tells Impose:
Sometimes the Monsters Win' is an ode to failing...it is an acknowledgement that the first step in solving a problem or addiction is that you won't win all the time, and that each time you fail, your job is to remember that feeling and allow it to change your heart.
Sky Beats Gold is available for
pre-order now on limited edition vinyl and digital at the Spartan store and Bandcamp and all pre-orders
include an instant download of “Sometimes the Monsters Win."
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 Square Peg Round Hole's usual style of performance and will never be replicated again.
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!
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!