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New The Darling Fire Song "The Constant" Premiering at BrooklynVegan. New Album "Dark Celebration" Available June 14th. May 2, 2019

We're so excited to premiere The Darling Fire's new single "The Constant" today at BrooklynVegan. The song comes off the band's forthcoming debut album Dark Celebration which is out everywhere on June 14th. The band is veritable mosaic of indie notoriety featuring Jolie Lindholm on vocals/guitar (The Rocking Horse Winner, Dashboard Confessional), Jeronimo Gomez on guitar (The Rocking Horse Winner, As Friends Rust), Steven Kleisath on drums (Further Seems Forever, Shai Hulud), plus Gregg Moore on bass and Matthew Short on guitar.


On "The Constant," lead singer Jolie Lindholm shares: "'The Constant' is about a protector's inability to rescue those he's attempting to save, because they don't want to be saved - an ineffective hero, who's left with no choice but to walk away."

Pre-orders for the album are available now on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store and all orders include an instant download of two songs now.

​Watch the new Surprises "Tell The World" Music Video at PopMatters! May 1, 2019

The long-awaited new album from Surprises' Natural Disaster comes out everywhere on May 31st and we're excited to unveil the new music video for "Tell The World" today at PopMatters. Entirely self-produced, filmed and edited by Brooks Pascahl, the video is a testament to the DIY spirit of the album.

Of the video Paschal says, "This was the first music video I made and it came after a few failed ideas I had trying to make a video for another song. Doing it myself, I knew that I had to master the basics of filming and editing. I wanted to make a video that captured the performances but I didn't want to get 'Brooks' fatigue. So the idea was simple, different colors for different performances and back light all of the 'members' except for me singing. That created the shadow effect. After I had the shots, it was just a matter of editing it in a way that kept it interesting. My main goal with the video was to capture the energy of the performance without distracting from the message of the song."

Natural Disaster is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store and all pre-orders include an instant high-quality download of two songs + exclusive bonus track "Natural Disaster" (A Capella)" on May 31st. The first 100 pre-orders will also include a 12" x 12" lithograph autographed by Brooks Paschal and a Surprises 4-piece button set (limit one per order).


New Florida Man Song "Rat On The Loose" Premiering at Revolver! New Album Out Friday! April 30, 2019

The new album from Charleston, South Carolina noise-punk agitators, Florida Man, Tropical Depression, drops everywhere this Friday! The album is a menacing slab of riffs and feedback that offers hardcore heaviness mixed with groove-laden noise rock menace, and today we've teamed with Revolver to premiere one more early taste in the form of "Rat On The Loose." Florida Man's music is innately aggressive but the band excel at injecting that pummeling sound with a surprising amount of memorable hooks. "Rat On The Loose" features a vocal performance that takes a few pages from the Ian MacKaye book of shout-singing, and a tambourine-fueled chorus as catchy as the guitars are biting. Revolver praised the song, calling it, "a blistering track that might best be described as Pissed Jeans with Spencer Moody from Murder City Devils covering Give, though other favorites such as Drive like Jehu come to mind on the urgent and furious track." Get the album on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store to get an instant download of two new songs before Friday.

The band ill be touring in support of Tropical Depression all throughout the spring and summer, with the first run of East Coast dates starting this week. See full itinerary below.

05/03 Charleston, SC @ The Royal American
05/04 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
05/09 Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge
05/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs
05/11 Atlanta, GA @ East Arcanum Studio
05/12 Athens, GA @ Hi-Lo
06/13 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
06/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
06/15 Boston, MA @ Hong Kong
06/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
06/17 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
06/18 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall

New Surprises' Song "Tell The World" Premiering at The Alternative! New Album Out May 31st! April 17, 2019

Surprises is the solo project of Brooks Paschal, frontman of beloved 00's emo group Sullivan, is debuting another new song off the upcoming album Natural Disaster which will be released everywhere on May 31st. Listen to the song at The Alternative and get two songs as an instant download when you pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl here! All early pre-orders also include a 12" x 12" lithograph signed by Brooks and if you mention "buttons" in your order notes, we'll throw in a limited edition 4-piece Surprises button set!

“I think the irony of “Tell The World” was that it marked the beginning of making this record, but it was written as a suicide note. Chris Cornell had just killed himself and it was a really dark time for me. I didn’t know Chris personally, and I hadn’t achieved what he had, but I felt like I could empathize with why he did what he did. The amount of pressure we put on ourselves is often times untenable, especially in this business. The highs are beyond our wildest dreams and the lows leave a void that is literally irreplaceable. I have never been suicidal, but I have felt the weight of what it means to try your fucking hardest while the world expects more.” - Brooks Paschal


New Florida Man Song "Holy Roller" Premiering at BrooklynVegan! New Album Out May 3rd! April 16, 2019

Florida Man’s new album Tropical Depression drops everywhere on May 3rd and we’ve teamed up with BrooklynVegan to premiere the new single “Holy Roller.” Jam this hot number and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl / picture disc here to get an instant download of two songs now! Don't miss the band wreak havoc up and down the East Coast in a few short weeks!


Upcoming Shows:

05/03 Charleston, SC @ The Royal American
05/04 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
05/09 Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge
05/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs
05/11 Atlanta, GA @ East Arcanum Studio
05/12 Athens, GA @ Hi-Lo
06/13 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
06/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
06/15 Boston, MA @ Hong Kong
06/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
06/17 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
06/18 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall

Watch the new Surprises "Natural Disaster" Music Video at Substream! April 9, 2019

Surprises has just dropped a music video for the new single and title track off the just-announced new album Natural Disaster which comes out everywhere on May 31st. Watch the premiere at Substream here!


An impressively DIY effort, Paschal explains,

"Shooting a music video myself was not in the plans, but I had a scheduling conflict with the guy that was gonna shoot the video for this song and I just sat on it for a while. I had a week open in my schedule and the gears started turning. I took a stab at making a video for another song called "Tell The World" and that kinda got me going. Two days later I shot a video for another song and by the time I got to "Natural Disaster" I was ready to try some crazy shit. The idea popped in my head and I went to attic to find some old TVs. The challenge with the video was that I knew that I couldn't sync four TVs at once. So I shot them individually, then used a 3 dollar phone app to splice the 4 shots together. It looked amazing, but the app wouldn’t render HD so I had a good buddy of mine (Wes Marvin) splice it on real editing software. That was really the 4 shots I had to work with. While I was editing it, I tried to make my limitations the thing that made it clever, so I decided to use the big text for the choruses. I figured those were good words to smack you in the face with."

Pre-order Natural Disaster on limited edition vinyl here. All pre-orders include an instant high-quality download of the single "Natural Disaster" and a full album download + exclusive bonus track "Natural Disaster" (A Capella)" on May 31st.

Debut Surprises Album "Natural Disaster" out May 31st! New Song and Pre-orders Available Now! April 2, 2019

After releasing three successful LP’s with the fan-adored band Sullivan and dozens of solo tracks over the past ten years, songs seem to emanate from all levels of Brooks Paschal's consciousness. However, Paschal’s new project Surprises is something different. It is cathartic, it is reckless, and it is personal — a striking new narrative from a familiar voice. Natural Disaster is a concentrated amalgamation of all the driving, melodic, soaring, and fragile moments that made Paschal’s previous work so appealing, but with instincts driving all direction, we're thrust into a new and unchartered creative territory.

The debut album Natural Disaster will be released on limited edition LP / digital on May 31st and we're super excited to premiere the title track today at Atwood Magazine here! Pre-orders are available now and include an instant download of the song. The first 100 pre-orders also include a 12" x 12" lithograph autographed by Brooks. Pre-order here!


Shy, Low Announces European Tour This May/June! March 25, 2019

Shy, Low returns to Europe this May/June! Don't miss them at the Dunk!festival and Post In Paris Festival as well as all across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, and Belgium!

05.15 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
05.16 - Skien, No - Folque
05.17 - Gothenburg, SE - Sensus Gårda
05.18 - Malmö, SE - Charlie’s Burgers
05.19 - Berlin, DE - Schacht
05.20 - DE - TBA
05.21 - Dresden, DE - Fallout
05.22 - Hamburg, DE - Astra Stube
05.23 - DE - TBA
05.24 - Zurich, CH - Dynamo - Werk 21, Zurich
05.25 - Lyon, FR - Le Farmer
05.26 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain - Post In Paris
05.27 - Lille, FR - La Bulle Cafe
05.28 - Den Bosch, NL - Willem-Twee Poppodium
05.29 - Mainz, DE - Kulturclub Schon Schön
05.31 - Liége, BE - Kultura
06.01 - Zottegem, BE - Dunk!festival
06.02 - Duisburg, DE - Djäzz
06.03 - Kiel, DE - Medusa


New Florida Man Album "Tropical Depression" Out May 3rd! New Single and Pre-Orders Available Now! March 20, 2019

The sophomore full-length album from Charleston, South Carolina noise-punk agitators, Florida Man, Tropical Depression, will be released on May 3rd. Today, we’re excited to team up with Decibel Magazine to premiere the album's explosive first single "Brain Cell." Pre-orders for the album on limited edition picture disc and vinyl are available now here and all pre-orders include an instant download of “Brain Cell.” The first 100 pre-orders also include a Florida Man orange stress ball!


Recorded by Zac Thomas (Kylesa, Black Tusk), Tropical Depression is a tangle of pummeling guitars and howled vocals that shows just how effectively Florida Man filters the spirits of the most legendary noise rock and post-hardcore scenes. There's San Diego’s angular attack (Hot Snakes, No Knife), Seattle’s sheer power (Botch, These Arms Are Snakes), Chicago’s sonic depravity (The Jesus Lizard, Shellac), and DC’s unbridled creativity (Fugazi, Faraquet) -- all blended with the band's unique brand of sweat-soaked southern grime and a dose of hardcore aggression courtesy of vocalist Jim O'Connor's gravel-throated vocals. "Brain Cell" opens the album and is a perfect introduction to Florida Man's chaotic-yet-satisfying heaviness.




The Darling Fire's Debut Album "Dark Celebration" Out June 14th. New Single and Pre-orders Available Now! March 18, 2019

The debut album from The Darling Fire, Dark Celebration, will be released everywhere on June 14th and we’re thrilled to premiere the band’s first single “For the Loveless” exclusively on Billboard. Pre-orders for the album are available now here and include an instant download of “For The Loveless.”



After years of individual success in some of the scene's most beloved bands, The Darling Fire was born of both deep struggle and deeper friendships. A veritable mosaic of indie notoriety, the band features members of The Rocking Horse Winner, Further Seems Forever, Dashboard Confessional, Poison The Well, Shai Hulud, As Friends Rust, and Strongarm among others. Dark Celebration is in many ways what you'd anticipate — energetic, powerful, melodic, and heavy; however, it is far more nuanced than you would imagine. The collective sum of the parts and the alluring heart-on-sleeve lyrics produce a more intimate, spacey and bewitching experience — an authenticity that speaks to the true cathartic nature of the project. The result of their collaboration with producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue) is a powerful coalescence of artistry and vision — a record that five artists spent their entire careers waiting to make.

Welcome Florida Man to the Spartan Family. New Album "Tropical Depression" Out This Spring. February 14, 2019

We’re so excited to welcome Charleston, South Carolina noise punk agitators, Florida Man, to the Spartan family. We've re-released the band's self-titled debut album with updated artwork and the new bonus track "Shut-In" and it’s available now as a free download at the Spartan store and Bandcamp as well as digital services worldwide. Look for the band's new album Tropical Depression out this Spring.

The band’s sound is a tangle of pummeling guitars and howled vocals that captures the combined spirits of the most iconic noise rock and post-hardcore scenes of the past. Their music packs the razor sharp riffing of San Diego (Hot Snakes, No Knife), the sheer power of Seattle (Botch, These Arms Are Snakes), and the unbridled creativity of Washington, DC (Fugazi, Faraquet) -- all filtered through the band's unique brand of sweat-soaked southern grime.


While their sound may be as unnerving as a Google search of their band name, their roaring music and fascination with the bleaker side of life comes from much more natural origins. Made up of O'Connor on vocals, guitarist Andrew Barnes, bassist CJ DeLuca, and drummer Jonathan Peace, Florida Man's members are all longtime friends and collaborators from the southeastern punk and hardcore scenes. Barnes had spent years playing drums in other bands and was reacquainting himself with guitar after the end of his most recent project, and as the riffs began to pile up he turned to his like-minded friends and fans of all things distorted and aggressive. The name Florida Man was chosen as a tribute to the underbelly that often inspired them sonically and lyrically, and before long their raucous live show had spawned a substantial local following and even led to the band performing at Hopscotch Music Festival. Now as part of the Spartan Records family, Florida Man are gearing up for a big 2019 with a new full-length Tropical Depression this Spring and heavy touring on the horizon. Be on the lookout for new music, pre-orders, and more soon!