Our fearless leader John T. Frazier (aka the face that runs the place) recently talked to Behind the Setlist about Spartan, his journey in the music business, and what it's like running a record label in 2017. Check out the great feature here.
American Opera, the creation of Brooklyn singer-songwriter John Bee, is premiering the new music video for "Sand & Seed" today on Huffpost. The song appears on the debut album Small Victories which is available now on limited edition LP, CD, and digital outlets everywhere!
Bee tells Huffpost:
"My live shows consisted of mostly slow songs so I wanted to write an upbeat number that would change up the pace. The song is about the process of pouring all of your time and energy into something that ultimately blows up in your face, wondering why you do it, remembering why you do it, and continuing to do it."
Richmond, VA post-rock outfit Shy, Low will release a brand new EP titled Burning Day on July 7th and they're hitting the road this summer in support. Check out a new song "Dialectics" exclusively on Heavy Blog and pre-orderBurning Day to get an instant download of the song now.
07.07 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar 07.08 - Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge 07.09 - Rockford, IL @ Malort Mansion 07.10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace 07.11 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole 07.12 - Louisville, KY @ The Cure Lounge 07.13 - Cincinnati, OH @ Golden...
Shy, Low will release a brand new EP entitled Burning Day on July 7th and they're hitting the road this summer! Stay tuned for new music later this week and catch them on tour if they're coming to a city near you!
American Opera's debut full-length album Small Victories comes out next Friday, June 30th and we've teamed up with Chorus.fm to premiere the new song "Sidewalks." Watch the brilliant animated lyric video and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl, CD, or at iTunes to get an immediate download of the song "Monsters Among Men."
Miss the premiere of American Opera's new song yesterday? Never fear. Watch the lyric video for the title track from the upcoming album Small Victories which comes out June 30th!. Pre-order your copy on limited edition vinyl, CD, or on iTunes to get an instant download of the song "Monsters Among Men."
American Opera is the creation of Brooklyn-via-Michigan singer-songwriter John Bee. The debut album, Small Victories, will be released into the world on June 30th and the title track is premiering today exclusively on Idobi Radio.
Says John Bee about the song:
The song "Small Victories" is what happens if you take Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" too seriously. I moved to New York the day after the city was hit by Superstorm Sandy. The area was hit hard. Power was out. Mass transit was down. We were driving through Pennsylvania on I-80 alongside emergency crews thinking to ourselves, "what are we driving in to?" Cabs didn't have gas to take you more...
Watch American Opera perform a live acoustic version of the title track from the upcoming debut album Small Victories at The Sanctuary in Nashville, TN. The album will be released everywhere on June 30th and is available for pre-order now on limited edition gatefold vinyl, CD, and on iTunes. All pre-orders include and an instant download of the song "Monsters Among Men." Stay tuned for another new song from the session soon!
We’re so excited to release the debut full-length album from American Opera, Small Victories, on June 30th. More than a record, the album is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronts hopeful reemergence. Sonically, think Manchester Orchestra meets Ryan Adams, Brand New meets Langhorne Slim — polished stones in a bed of gravel and grit. The result is a stunning eleven-song rollercoaster exploring a complete spectrum of emotion and experiences. It is an album of dynamics — a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive.
Stream the song “Monsters Among Men” exclusively at Paste Magazine and get an instant download of the song when you pre-order the album on CD/LP/Digital at the...
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...