Watch Square Peg Round Hole perform the song "Trumansburg" live in the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, PA. The once-in-a-lifetime performance on December 15, 2016 was in support of the release of their new ambient EP Five Years which is available now as a digital download bundled exclusively with a limited edition art print designed by the band. Fewer than 10 prints remain and once they sell out, they will never be printed again.
Young Fox Stream Lyric Video for "Slow Burn" (Featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin) 16 February 2017
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”...
PREMIERE: Listen to Young Fox's "Slow Burn" featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin 10 February 2017
The debut full-length album from Pittsburgh’s Young Fox Sky 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."
Debut Album from Young Fox "Sky Beats Gold" Out March 10th! New Song and Pre-orders Available Now! 25 January 2017
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...
New Square Peg Round Hole "Five Years" EP Available December 15th. New Song and Limited Edition Lithograph Pre-Order Available Now. 12 December 2016
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...
Carve Your Very Own Spartan Pumpkin and Get Free Vinyl! 25 October 2016
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!
Mae's "The Everglow" Vinyl Available for Pre-order Now! 19 October 2016
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!
Listen to the Premiere of Kiska's New Song "68" at The Key! 14 October 2016
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.
Barren Womb On Tour With Emtombed A.D. This Fall! 7 October 2016
Barren Womb will be tearing up Europe this fall as part of the Dead Dawn Tour with Entombed A.D., Voivod and Lord Dying. Watch out for them on the first half of the tour (10/26-11/11) and catch a show if they're coming anywhere near you. The band's latest Nique Everything is available everywhere now!
10.26 - Leipzig, DE @ Täubchenthal *
10.27 - Berlin, DE @ White Trash Ballroom *
10.28 - Wroclaw, PL @ Alibi Club *
10.29 - Warsaw, PL @ Progresja *
10.30 - Prague, CZ @ Storm Club *
10.31 - Vienna, AT @ Arena *
11.01 - Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra...
New Secret Stuff Music Video for "I Knew You So Briefly, You Dead Soap Dog" Premiering at Alternative Press 16 September 2016
We're super stoked to be premiering Secret Stuff's new music video for "I Knew You So Briefly, You Dead Soap Dog" today on Alternative Press. The song appears on the Nashville band's latest EP, This Is Fine, which is available now on limited edition 12" etched vinyl and at digital retailers.
Michael Pfohl (vocals/guitar) says,
"We shot this video on our first west coast tour with our friends Sundressed and Daisyhead. It was the first time being in a desert for any of us and so if it looks like we are dying and miserable that is absolutely not acting, it was so hot and we were slathering each other with sunscreen...
It's our End of Summer Sale! Use the discount code ENDOFSUMMER to save 25% off everything at the Spartan store! Plus, spend $50 or more to get a free Spartan t-shirt! Hurry, sale ends September 21st!