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New Honey and Salt Song "Simple Errors" Premiering at UPROXX! February 6, 2018

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 that appear insurmountable. Throughout the album the band asks difficult questions about our humanity in times of despair, as they to resist the pull of complacency and instead turn to art for solace and inspiration.

Honey and Salt is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl here. All pre-orders include an instant high quality download of "Simple Errors" and a full album download on April 6th.

Welcome Man Mountain to the Spartan Family! Debut Album "Infinity Mirror" Out March 16th! January 29, 2018

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 the premiere of the new song "Memory Trace" at Arctic Drones here.

Infinty Mirror will be released on March 16th and is available for pre-order now on limited edition 180 gram vinyl here. All pre-orders include an instant download of “Memory Trace," as well as a free download of the band's debut EP, To Call Each Thing By Its Right Name, which has been remastered and re-released with new artwork. The EP is also available on all streaming services in addition to being available for "Name Your Own Price" at the Spartan store and Bandcamp.

Win a Rare Lights & Motion Test Pressing and Signed Art! January 24, 2018

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!

New Barren Womb Song "Drive-Thru Liquor Store" Premieres at BrooklynVegan! January 18, 2018

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."

Spartan Holiday Sale! Save 30% Off Almost Everything All Month Long! December 6, 2017

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.

Demons' Debut Album "Embrace Wolf" Available Now! December 1, 2017

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!