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
The debut full-length album from Demons, Embrace Wolf, is out now on limited edition vinyl and digital outlets worldwide. Founded by longtime guitarist/vocalist for Mae, by Zach Gehring, forces of equal magnitude unite, react, and detonate. Pounding drums, erratic riffs, fervent lyrics, and structure descend into abstraction. We’re pummeled with reckless abandon until we’re forced into submission. Fans of Melvins, Fugazi, and Converge, listen up. This might just be the heavy album of the year. Get your copy on limited edition vinyl or wherever you get digital music now here!
With only two days before the release of Demons' debut album Embrace Wolf, we've teamed up with our friends at Lambgoat to premiere the scorching new track, "17:9." Listen here and pre-order the record on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the song "Always Your Own" now!
With just over one week before the release of Demons' crushing debut album Embrace Wolf, we've teamed up with Punknews.org to unveil the new song "Dig." Listen to the premiere here and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or on iTunes to get an instant download of the song "Always Your Own."
Demons, the Virginia Beach-based heavy music project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is prepping to release its debut full-length album Embrace Wolf on December 1st. In anticipation of the album's release, watch the lyric video for the track, “Always Your Own,” which is streaming here. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or on iTunes to receive an instant download of the song now!
Let's face it. Karma will always catch up to you, so why not treat everyone with the proper respect the first time around? At Spartan, we're committed to doing good through music and respectfully making a statement without trading barbs or jabs. Now you can look tough and show off your commitment to being a good person in our new "Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword" long sleeve tee designed by the legendary Australian, Milan Chagoury of Stay Bold. Pre-order here for delivery in mid-December!
Demons, the Virginia Beach-based heavy music project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is premiering a new song for the track "Nobody Loves You The Way You Are" on Loudwire. The song appears on the band's upcoming debut full-length, Embrace Wolf, which will be released on December 1st.
Gehring tells Loudwire,
This song is about chronic shortcomings despite honest intentions. It takes a critical stance against this rhetoric of the 'unconditional love' and variations on the theme. So, the line in the chorus 'All goals are sliding markers' is there to reflect this idea that we never really reach a point of certainty, or level of comfort because there are always destabilizing forces at work - internal...