Welcome Waypoint to the Spartan Family! 16 July 2013

We are so proud to announce the addition of Waypoint to the Spartan family!  Emerging from the fertile musical soil of Jackson, Mississippi and slaying stages since 2009, Waypoint has turned thousands of heads with what critics have described as a "unique and new experience in heavy, ambient post-rock."  With roots in the hardcore scene and hearts in the indie world, Waypoint has successfully managed to bridge the gap between the two genres and developed an unrepeatable sound of their own.

Waypoint's debut release "Good and Well" arose from the embers of tragedy and followed the passing of the band's best friend and bass player Emezie Harrison.  The LP sent the band in...

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It's the Spartan Yard Sale! Save 20% Off Everything! 9 July 2013

Summer is here and it's time for our annual Yard Sale! Save 20% on all merchandise in the Spartan store when you use the discount code: YARDSALE. Pick up new vinyl releases by Shy, Low and Over the Ocean for 20% off as well as t-shirts, CD's, and digital downloads!

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New Spartan T-Shirts Available Now! 21 June 2013

The first ever batch of Spartan t-shirts are available now in the Spartan store. The Spartan "Script" tee was designed by Brandon Rike at Dark Collar Art Co. and is printed on an American Apparel tri-blend t-shirt that is guaranteed to make you look and feel good.  Finally, you can represent Spartan in style!  Get yours here while supplies last.

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Listen to Shy, Low's New Song "Absence" on YouTube! 21 June 2013

Stream Shy, Low's new track "Absence" on YouTube.  The song appears on the band's forthcoming release "Binary Opposition" which will be available this Tuesday at digital retailers and on limited edition red or purple marble vinyl.  Listen to the song and then pre-order your copy on vinyl at the Spartan store here!

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Stream Shy, Low's New Song "Absence!" 19 June 2013

Shy, Low's new EP "Binary Opposition" will be released on vinyl and at digital retailers everywhere on this Tuesday, June 25th! Stream the new song "Absence" below and pre-order you copy on limited edition red or purple marble vinyl at the Spartan store or Bandcamp.

The band will be on tour this July in support of "Binary Opposition." Joining them with be their friends in Lotus Grid.  Check out tour dates and RSVP on the band's Facebook page here!

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Over the Ocean's "Be Given to the Soil" Available Now on Spotify! 14 June 2013

Over the Ocean's latest "Be Given to the Soil" is now available for streaming on Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming music services.  Stream the album AltDaily says "takes you on a dreamlike journey of soundscapes rich with intensity and emotion, with great swells and peaceful bridges that give you chills down your spine." Listen to the full album Spotify here and on Rdio here.

The album is also available at iTunes, AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, and on limited edition gatefold double vinyl here.

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Shy, Low "Binary Opposition" Sampler 12 June 2013

Preview tracks from Shy, Low's new release "Binary Opposition" which will be available at digital retailers and on limited edition 12" vinyl on June 25th.  The release includes two tracks "Presence" and "Absence," and an additional previously unreleased bonus track entitled "Voyager."  When you pre-order the album on limited edition red or purple marble 12" vinyl, you'll get a digital download sent to you on release date.  Pre-order at the Spartan store here. Only 50 copies of each color are available!

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Stream Shy, Low's "Presence" on YouTube! 4 June 2013

Shy, Low's 12 minute opus, "Presence," is now streaming on YouTube.  The song appears on the band's upcoming release, Binary Opposition, which will be available on vinyl and at all digital retailers on June 25th.  The album is currently available for pre-order on limited edition colored 12" vinyl.  The pressing is limited to 50 copies on red marble vinyl and 50 copies on purple marble vinyl.  All orders will receive a high quality digital download on release date that includes a previously unreleased bonus track entitled "Voyager." Pre-order your copy here!

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New Over the Ocean Vinyl Pressing Available! 3 June 2013

A third pressing of Over the Ocean's stunning new album, "Be Given to the Soil," on vinyl is available now!  This new pressing on Ultra Clear with White Haze Gatefold Double Vinyl is limited to 100 pieces and is available now for purchase exclusively at the Spartan webstore.  Listen to songs from the album and order your copy here!  Orders ship immediately!

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Get To Know Shy, Low 30 May 2013

Richmond, VA's Shy, Low has us brimming with excitement. Not only do they play incredible songs that elicit wave after wave of powerful emotion, but they are also some of the finest gentlemen you'll ever meet.  They were kind enough to sit down and talk about how the band came to be, what they were trying to achieve with their new release Binary Opposition, and what we can expect from them in the future.  Get to know the guys in Shy, Low in our exclusive Q&A and then stream their new song "Presence" and pre-order Binary Opposition on limited edition colored vinyl.

Who are you and what do you do in the band?


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Welcome Shy, Low to the Spartan Family! 22 May 2013

We are so excited to announce the newest addition to the Spartan roster -- Shy, Low. Post-rockers hailing from the hardcore haven of Richmond VA, Shy, Low play a creative blend of instrumental compositions coming from the diverse and varying influences of the band’s four members. Their new 2 song release, Binary Opposition, clocks in at just shy of 25 minutes and is an atmospheric, emotive, and visual tour de force. Recorded live on analog tape at the legendary Inner Ear Studios just outside of Washington, DC, Binary Opposition is the seasoned follow-up to the band’s self-titled record and will available on June 25th at digital retailers and on 12” vinyl.

Stream the song "Presence"...

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