Listen to Jon Bunch's Last Interview on the Washed Up Emo Podcast 9 February 2016

2016 has been a trying year for music enthusiasts with the loss of some undeniable legends like David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Lemmy Kilmister to name a few. The punk/alternative/emo world was hit yet again, with the loss of, Jon Bunch. Bunch was the former frontman for the 1990's emo band Sense Field and later Further Seems Forever, War Generation and just before his death, Lucky Scars. Lucky Scars, under the moniker Johnny Scars, released their debut EP, Rock and Roll Party Foul, on Spartan Records just last year. Spartan Records founder, John Frazier had this to say about the late musician,

“Before I even knew Jon, he was a friend - his voice, somewhere in the great abyss,...

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RIP Jon Bunch (1970-2016) 4 February 2016

Musician Jon Bunch passed away on Sunday, January 31 at the age of 45.

The popular vocalist who over his decades-long career, fronted such beloved bands as Sense Field, Further Seems Forever, Reason to Believe and more recently War Generation and Lucky Scars, went on to influence a generation of artists including Jimmy Eat World, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carabba and Bob Nanna, who upon learning of his passing, took to social media to pay tribute to the singer.

Jon's latest project, Lucky Scars, released its debut EP, Rock and Roll Party Foul, in December on Spartan Records.

In remembrance and with Jon's blessing, we're proud to debut the...

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New Secret Stuff EP "This Is Fine" Out Now! 29 January 2016

The long-awaited EP from Nashville’s Secret Stuff, This Is Fine, is available now! The 5 songs on the EP capture the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all. If you like pure old-school emo bands like American Football or Mineral -- or even new schoolers like Into It. Over It. and You Blew It!, you'll love Secret Stuff.

Pick up your copy of the EP on awesome limited edition 12" etched vinyl, cassette (shipping in February), or as a digital download at the outlets below and keep...

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New Secret Stuff EP "This Is Fine" Out Tomorrow! Stream the EP at New Noise! 28 January 2016

The long-awaited EP from Nashville’s Secret Stuff, This Is Fine, comes out everywhere tomorrow — but we’ve teamed up with New Noise Magazine to give you an early sneak peek! Stream the entire EP here and pick up your copy on awesome limited edition etched vinyl, cassette (shipping in February), or as a digital download at the Spartan store or Bandcamp. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the release so far!

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New Secret Stuff Song "No Promises" Premiering at Couch King! "This Is Fine" EP Out This Friday! 26 January 2016

The long-awaited new EP from Secret Stuff, This Is Fine, comes out everywhere this Friday! We've teamed up with the fine folks at Couch King to premiere the new song "No Promises." Listen to the song here and pre-order your copy of the EP at the Spartan store or Bandcamp on limited edition 12" etched vinyl, cassette, or as a digital download to get an instant download of the song "I Knew You So Briefly, My Dead Soap Dog."

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Watch Square Peg Round Hole Perform a Song on Resonant Boulders 19 January 2016

Square Peg Round Hole visited Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, PA and wrote a new composition using only resonant boulders, hammers, and a few field recorders. Watch them perform the song at Boing Boing and look for the band's new album Juniper on March 25th.

Evan Chapman says, "Ringing Rocks Park is a 128 acre park located in Upper Black Eddy. Inside the park is an 8 acre field of boulders that, when struck with a hammer, sound resonant and reverberant; almost like a metal pipe. When we discovered Ringing Rocks Park, we knew that it would be an inspiring place for...

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New Free The Foxery EP "American Dissonance" Available Now! 15 January 2016

The Foxery’s new 3-song EP American Dissonance is available now! Download the EP for free at their Bandcamp page and make your plans to catch the band on tour now with Secret Stuff!

Tour Dates

1.15.16 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
1.16.16 - Louisville, KY - Modern Cult Records
1.17.16 - Indianapolis, IN - Paradox Lounge
1.18.16 - Alton, IL - Metal Gear - 631 Liberty St.
1.19.16 - Champaign, IL - TBA
1.20.16 - Springfield, IL - Black Sheep
1.21.16 - Chicago, IL - Populous Chicago
1.22.16 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
1.23.16 - Omaha, NE - Milk Run
1.24.16 - Lincoln, NE - TBA
1.25.16...

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Catch Secret Stuff and The Foxery On Tour This Month! 7 January 2016



Secret Stuff and The Foxery are hitting the road together later this month! Check out the tour dates and make your plans to catch a show if they're coming to a town near you!

1.15.16 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
1.16.16 - Louisville, KY - Modern Cult Records
1.17.16 - Indianapolis, IN - Paradox Lounge
1.18.16 - Alton, IL - Metal Gear - 631 Liberty St.
1.19.16 - Champaign, IL - TBA
1.20.16 - Springfield, IL Black Sheep
1.21.16 - Chicago, IL - Populous Chicago
1.22.16 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
1.23.16 - Omaha, NE - Milk Run
1.24.16 - Lincoln, NE - TBA
1.25.16 - Kansas City, MO - Davies Uptown Rambler
1.26.16 - Springfield, MO - The Outland
1.27.16 - Oklahoma...

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It's a Spartan Kind of Holiday Sale! Save 40% Off Select Items and Get a Free Spartan Release! 21 December 2015

Somebody must have spiked the eggnog, because we've gone out of our minds! We're ringing in the holiday season this year with our biggest sale ever! Through January 1st, save 40% off select items in the Spartan store - and we'll even toss in a free Spartan release with every order. Use the promo code HOLIDAY to save and we'll get in touch with you to let you choose your free release. Start shopping!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Spartan in any way this year. We cannot do this without you!

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Debut My God, It's Full of Stars EP "M29" Available Now! 18 December 2015

The debut EP from My God, It’s Full of Stars M29 is available now. The band is the new project of former Mae keyboardist/vocalist Rob Sweitzer.  Inspired by bands like Delta Spirit, Broken Social Scene, Elbow, and Doves, the EP's six songs attempt to untangle conversational wonderings and existential inquiry through sonic layers, cathartic songwriting, and deliberate production. 

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Second Annual Spartan Holiday Compilation "Homesick Again" Available Now! 17 December 2015

We’re proud to announce our second annual holiday compilation, Homesick Again: A Spartan Records Christmas Album. Featuring seven brand new holiday songs, the album includes a vast array of musical offerings ranging from Renaissance Fair's rendition of the beloved Christmas classic "White Christmas" to covers of well-known holiday songs from Jimmy Eat World (Kiska), Sufjan Stevens (Square Peg Round Hole), and SpongeBob SquarePants (Secret Stuff) - plus all new original holiday songs from The Foxery, My God It’s Full of Stars, and Sullivan. Stream the full album at YouTube below and download your copy at the Spartan store or Read More