We’re so excited to officially welcome American Opera to the Spartan family! American Opera is the brainchild of Brooklyn, NY singer-songwriter John Bee and we'll be releasing his debut album Small Victories later this Spring. Stay tuned for new music and more info soon and catch American Opera this week at SXSW, on tour this Spring with Carter Hulsey, and at Bledfest this May!
American Opera has toured the U.S. and Canada as both a solo act and with a full band, playing shows with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Cursive, Murder By Death, Owen, and William Elliott Whitmore, as well as featured performances at SXSW and the Vans Warped Tour.
The long-awaited debut album from Pittsburgh's Young FoxSky Beats Gold drops this Friday on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere! Listen to premiere of the new song “We Move as Waves” at New Noise Magazine.
Guitarist Marty Lunn says:
Each of us is a wave, heading for the same inevitable shore. Our choice is to help each other on this journey, or selfishly crash those around us. I'd like to follow the former path.
Pre-order your copy of the album on vinyl or on iTunes to get an instant download of two songs now.
Square Peg Round Hole is hitting the road in support of their latest album Juniper this Spring. Don't miss your chance to catch their amazing live show in some cities they’ll be playing for the first time ever!
3.08 - Richmond, VA - The Sound of Music 3.10 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt 3.11 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl At Center Stage 3.16 - Austin, TX - The Hideout - SXSW 3.21 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle 3.22 - Chicago, IL - Audiotree 3.23 - Indianapolis, IN - Fountain Square Brewing Co. 3.24 - Cincinnati, OH - Golden Mean Arts 3.31 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s 4.01 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust 4.22...
Pittsburgh indie rockers Young Fox are streaming a new lyric video for "Slow Burn" (featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin) here. The track appears on their upcoming debut album Sky Beats Gold which will be released everywhere on March 10th.
In a recent review of the album, Alternative Press raved: "Young Fox are firing on all cylinders. A rich brew of instruments led by airy yet powerful vocals that transport the listener on a reflective and brooding lyrical journey from start to finish."
Pre-order Sky Beats Gold on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store or on iTunes to receive an instant downloads of the tracks “Sometimes the Monsters Win”...
The debut full-length album from Pittsburgh’s Young FoxSky Beats Gold will be released on March 10th. Head to Alternative Press to hear the world premiere of the new song “Slow Burn” featuring guest vocals from Stephen Christian from Anberlin. The album is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store and Bandcamp and digitally via iTunes. All pre-orders include an instant download of two songs, “Sometimes the Monsters Win” and “Slow Burn."
The debut album from Young Fox, Sky Beats Gold, will be released on March 10th. The Pittsburgh-based indie rockers' first single “Sometimes the Monsters Win" is now streaming exclusively on Impose.
The album is a beautifully layered and moody discourse aimed directly at perpetual questions. Sonically, dark and driving drums lay the foundation for intricate guitar work, and aggressive instrumentation combines seamlessly with soaring and confident vocal melodies. Each moment is purposeful; an impressive balance of cause and effect. Translation: a big rock record. The drive of Thrice with the complexity of Sunny Day Real Estate. The accessibility of Foo Fighters with the emotion of Manchester Orchestra. The album also features a cameo from...
Philadelphia-based indie rockers Square Peg Round Hole will release Five Years, a new digital EP of ambient music, on December 15th. The project diverges from the band's typical percussive style, making way for more ethereal and meditative pieces.
Initially available exclusively with the purchase of a limited edition hand-numbered lithograph designed by band member Carlos Pacheco-Perez, Five Years is available for pre-order now with the lithograph or as part of a t-shirt bundle. All items will ship on December 15th.
The band has also announced a special one-time only performance of the EP on Thursday, December 15th at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets and more information are available here. Like the EP, the show will differ from...
It's a scary world out there…and on top of it, it's almost Halloween! Get in the holiday spirit and support one of your favorite record labels by carving your very own Spartan pumpkin! Download a handy template here and get to carvin'. Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #spartanrecords. Every person who submits a photo of their pumpkin will receive a free album on vinyl from our catalog (* US residents only). Not including our new Mae pressings) and the most creative photo will get a big ol' Spartan prize pack that includes vinyl, t-shirts, and more!
The wait is finally over! Mae's classic album The Everglow is available for pre-order now on limited edition double vinyl exclusively at the Spartan store. This new pressing is limited to 2500 copies on three different stunning variants and includes a 28 page foil-stamped storybook with an epilogue written by the band. All orders will ship the week of November 28th.
Also! If that's not enough, we've also got a brand new pressing of Destination: Beautiful available for pre-order. We dug deep into our bag of tricks to dream up five super imaginative new variants. Check 'em out and pre-order yours exclusively at the Spartan store!
This past July, Kiska entered the studio with the legendary J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue) and recorded two songs. Listen to the brand new song "68” at The Key and download it at the Spartan store or Bandcamp. And if you're in the Philadelphia area this weekend, don't miss the band's show with The Whigs tomorrow night at MilkBoy.
We're so excited to announce that Mae's classic album The Everglow is finally returning to vinyl on November 25th. The new double LP will be limited to 2,500 copies and includes a 12" x 12" 28-page foil stamped storybook. Pre-orders will launch next Wednesday, October 19 at 12pm PST. Sign up to be notified so that you don't miss out here.
Additionally, on the same day, we'll also be releasing a new pressing of the band's landmark debut album Destination: Beautiful. Get more details about the pressing here.