Starting this Tuesday, August 6th, Mae's Destination: Beautiful will be available on limited edition Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl at select Hot Topic stores in the United States and online at HotTopic.com. For a complete list of store locations, click here!
Win a copy of Shy, Low's "Binary Opposition" at Sly Vinyl! August 1, 2013We've teamed up with our friends at Sly Vinyl to give away a copy of Shy, Low's latest release, Binary Opposition, on limited edition red marble vinyl. Enter to win here!
Mae "Destination: Beautiful" Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl Available August 6th at Hot Topic! July 30, 2013
We're proud to announce that we've partnered with Hot Topic to release the third pressing of Mae's "Destination: Beautiful" on limited edition Glow-In-The-Dark vinyl. Starting on August 6th, the album will be available in select Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at HotTopic.com. The pressing is limited to only 500 copies, so make your plans to pick up a copy at a store near you or online!
Stream Waypoint's "Solus" on YouTube! July 19, 2013Spartan Records' channelhere
Welcome Waypoint to the Spartan Family! July 16, 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 a much darker and emotive direction, and they began to venture into deeper musical waters, exploring the influential sounds of grunge and post-rock alongside their hardcore/emo roots. Waypoint returned to the studio in the summer of 2012 to record the EP "Hollow Ground" and followed the release with extensive touring, sharing the stage with the likes of As Cities Burn, Colour Revolt, Sainthood Reps, and The Weeks.
In 2013 Waypoint re-entered the studio (The Refinery in Nashville) and focused their effort on an individual hard-hitting single titled "Solus." "Solus" (Latin for 'alone') marks the bands darkest and most mature material to date and caught the attention of Spartan Records. It did not take long for the label and band to enter into a musical love affair, and for Waypoint to find their true home with Spartan.
The band will be headed into the studio later this summer to record their debut Spartan EP which will be released this fall. Watch the video update below, follow Waypoint on Facebook, and check spartanrecords.com frequently for updates, tour dates, and sneak peaks.
Stream "Solus" below and download the song on iTunes here!
It's the Spartan Yard Sale! Save 20% Off Everything! July 9, 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!
Shy, Low "Binary Opposition" Available Now! June 25, 2013The new album from Richmond, VA's Shy, Low, Binary Opposition, is available now at digital retailers and on limited edition 12" vinyl. Preview and download the album on iTunes, AmazonMP3, or Bandcamp or order your copy on red or purple marble vinyl at the Spartan store, Amazon.com, or Bandcamp.
The release is also available on all streaming music services, including Spotify!
New Spartan T-Shirts Available Now! June 21, 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.
Listen to Shy, Low's New Song "Absence" on YouTube! June 21, 2013Stream 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!
Stream Shy, Low's New Song "Absence!" June 19, 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!
The album is also available at iTunes, AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, and on limited edition gatefold double vinyl here.