The debut album from the Detroit, Michigan post-rock 4-piece Man MountainInfinity Mirror will be released on March 16th and we're proud to premiere the new song "Illumination Rings" today at Gold Flake Paint which can be heard here.
Gold Flake Paint writes: "...unravelling over eight-and-a-half voluminous, spell-binding minutes while still retaining a sense of hidden captivation throughout...a colossal undertaking, a majestic concoction of Explosions In The Sky-esque melodrama and stirring, boisterous, instrumental runs that powerfully thrive and swell like the most riveting of storms, one you’ve watched approach from way out on the horizon, bold and brilliant in its display and delivery."
Infinity Mirror is available for pre-order now on limited edition 180 gram vinyl...
Welcome Wolverhampton, UK's Dearist to the Spartan family! From this sleepy midland town comes a modern British take on the likes of American pioneers like Taking Back Sunday, Rival Schools, and Thursday. We’re excited to release the band's new album Sonder everywhere on April 27th. Listen to the new single "Drowning" at The Alternative and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the new song and the band’s newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.
Watch the world premiere of Barren Womb's new music video for "Crook Look" LIVE at the Alternative Press Facebook page! The song comes from the band’s new album “Old Money / New Lows” which comes out everywhere this Friday! Pre-order your copy on limited edition vinyl + picture disc to get an instant download of three songs now!
The new self-titled album from Austin's Honey and Salt will be released on April 6th and we've teamed up with UPROXX to premiere the album's kinetic first single, "Simple Errors." The song exemplifies Honey and Salt's ability to make highly intricate music into something incredibly accessible. The trio injects every moment of their new album with melody, deftly utilizing everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer.
The album finds the band wrestling with the inescapable distress of today's sociopolitical climate, and searching for the means to stay optimistic despite national or global issues...
Chow down on Barren Womb's new song “Mystery Meat” at Metal Injection! The song comes off the band’s new album Old Money / New Lows which drops everywhere on February 16th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl here to get an instant download of three songs right now! Go on, take a bite. We dare you!
We are thrilled to welcome Austin's Honey and Salt to the Spartan family! Look for the band's self-titled album on April 6th and stay tuned in the weeks to come for new music, pre-orders, tour dates, and much, much more!
Spartan Records proudly welcomes Man Mountain to the family — a melodic, instrumental post-rock outfit from Southeast Michigan. In the honorable lineage of bands like The Appleseed Cast, Sigur Ros, and American Football, Man Mountain's debut record Infinity Mirror is a journey of emotive dynamics set against a swirling dreamlike ferocity. Song by song, the album progresses with an intentionality that allows delicate melodies, motifs, and nuances to build into quaking full-band aggression. Thematically, the album presents a constant duality. Aptly titled Infinity Mirror, it is hard to ignore the unending and cycling conflict associated with any type of prolonged reflection. Sonically translated, this pondering plays as understated notes and moments reverberating into upheaval and dissonance.Listen to...
Lights & Motion's Dear Avalanche is available now on vinyl for the first time and to celebrate, we’re giving away a rare test pressing complete with all new custom printed artwork! This is one of only five test pressings produced and one lucky winner will also receive artwork signed by Christoffer Franzén. Head to our Instagram profile for more details on how to win!
Our favorite Norwegians in Barren Womb are premiering a new song called "Drive-Thru Liquor Store" at BrooklynVegan and it's got more tasty licks than a lollipop. The song comes from their upcoming album Old Money / New Lows which will be available on February 16th.
"...powered by a Headbanger’s Ball-ready riff and some desperate screams, and it’s a true ripper. If you haven’t checked out Barren Womb yet but you’re into Refused or newer bands like Turnstile and METZ, you should give this a spin."- Brooklynvegan
Pre-order the album on limited edition LP/CD/digital here to get an instant download of the song "Crook Look."
The Nordic noisemongers in Barren Womb are back! The band's third full-length album Old Money / New Lows will see the light of day on February 16th and features eight sludgy slabs of prime, dystopian noise rock. Listen to the song "Crook Look” at Decibel Magazine and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl, CD, or digital to get an instant download of the song now!
Happy Holidays everyone! ’Tis the season and we’re in the holiday spirit like never before! Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care and just about everything* in our store is 30% off for the entire month of December. Just use the discount code HOLIDAYS at checkout to stuff your stocking or someone else's with new music, merch, and more!
* Pre-orders, distro items, and new releases from Demons and Lights & Motion excluded.
The new Demons music video for “Always Your Own” is premiering at the Alternative Press Facebook page now! Go get destroyed and then pick up the band’s new album Embrace Wolf on limited edition vinyl and digital outlets everywhere here.
Don't miss the band on tour this January with Red Fang!
1/23 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 1/24 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers 1/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl