Spartan Signs Schematic! 25 October 2013

We are proud beyond belief to announce the signing of Schematic to Spartan Records.

The story of Schematic is one of progress, experimentation and rebirth. After a very successful decade fronting the beloved indie-powerhouse Mae, Dave Elkins packed his bags and relocated to Nashville for the start of something new.  With four LP's, three EP's, and over half a million album sales under his belt worldwide, Elkins longed to refine his approach to making records, to experiment with the unknown.  The result emerged under the moniker Schematic, and in the form of a brilliant and breathtakingly complex record, Color (n.) Inside The Lines.  

Sonically, Schematic draws heavily from Elkins' progressive pop leanings, but delves into...

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Spartan Records Interview at Now Spinning! 11 October 2013

Check out the recent interview that our founder John Frazier did with Now Spinning about his journey through the music industry, how Spartan started, his vinyl collection, and what record he would want played at his funeral. He also spills the beans on multiple upcoming Spartan releases! Read it here!

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PureVolume Premieres Daisyhead's "Numbing Truth" Lyric Video 10 October 2013

Our good friends at are exclusively premiering the new Daisyhead lyric video for the song, "Numbing Truth."  Check it out here!  The song appears on the band's debut 4-song EP, I Couldn't Face You, which will be available November 5th at digital retailers and on limited edition white 7" vinyl.  Reserve your copy by pre-ordering it now at the Spartan store!

Read More Daisyhead Song Premiere 9 October 2013

Our friends at are premiering the new Daisyhead song "Numbing Truth."  The song appears on the band's debut EP which will be released November 5th at digital retailers and on limited edition 7" vinyl.  Stream the song here and then pre-order the EP at the Spartan store here!

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Daisyhead "I Couldn't Face You" Lyric Video Premiere at No Country For New Nashville! 3 October 2013

The fine people at No Country For New Nashville are premiering the new lyric video for the title track from Daisyhead's forthcoming EP, I Couldn't Face You.  Watch the video here!

The EP will be available on November 5th at all digital retailers and is available for pre-order now on limited edition white 7" vinyl.  The pressing is limited to only 300 copies.  Pre-order your copy at the Spartan store and get an instant download of the song "I Couldn't Face You."  Get your copy here!

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Welcome Daisyhead to the Spartan Family! 25 September 2013

We are proud to welcome Nashville's Daisyhead to the Spartan Records' family!  The band's debut EP, I Couldn't Face You, will be available on limited edition 7" vinyl and at all major digital retailers on November 5th and is available for pre-order now!

Listen to the title track now exclusively at PropertyOfZack!

On the surface, "emotional rock and roll" is a reasonable summation of the band's sound, but that classification alone doesn't begin to describe the complexity and energy that propels the band's debut EP, I Couldn't Face You.  With the perfect combination of powerful and propulsive guitars, an aggressive rhythm section, tastefully untamed production, conceptual...

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Stream the Over the Ocean B-Side "Mountain" at ARTISTdirect 11 September 2013

Over the Ocean's song "Mountain" is premiering today exclusively at ARTISTdirect!  The song is a b-side from the "Be Given to the Soil" sessions and is included as a free download with the purchase of the album on gatefold double vinyl at the Spartan store.   Stream the song at ARTISTdirect here and then pick up a copy of the album on vinyl here!

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