Welcome Traindodge to the Spartan Family! New Album "The Alley Parade" Out September 22nd July 6, 2023

After two decades of timeless records, Oklahoma City’s Traindodge continues their post-hardcore dynasty with the release of their eighth LP, The Alley Parade. Yet, while the band’s collection of canonized albums have become required listening for every budding heavy band since the 90s, and their legacy of hundreds of shows (sharing stages with the likes of Mudhoney, Cursive, Avail, and Botch, to name a few) has impacted thousands, perhaps the biggest mystery surrounding Traindodge is how under-the-radar this band has flown throughout its prolific career. Inspired by the rock soundtrack of the band's youth -- Rush, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Sabbath, ZZ Top -- The Alley Parade packs just as much grit and punch as any of its recorded predecessors but stands alone as the most immediate and accessible record the band has ever made.

Listen to the new single “Face Thieves” now and pre-order / pre-save the album on one of three limited edition vinyl variants, CD, or digital!

Welcome Ghost Work to the Spartan Family! Remastered Debut Album "You'll Be Buried With" Available Now May 9, 2023

Welcome Ghost Work to the Spartan family! The post-punk supergroup features Aaron Stauffer (Seaweed), Sean Husick (Mikemarker), Dustin Perry (Snapcase), and Erin Tate (Minus The Bear). We’re thrilled to re-release the band’s 2020 debut album, You'll Be Buried With, which has been remastered and is available now for the first time ever on 
vinyl. The project marks the collective musical reawakening of these accomplished artists. You'll Be Buried With showcases a melodic, brooding, and cinematic sound that draws from the band's past projects, delivering a fresh musical vision with the clarity of their collective expertise. Orders are shipping out immediately, so don’t miss the limited edition Starlight & Blue vinyl variant and stay tuned for news about the band’s brand new album which will be released this fall.

Welcome Low Coast to the Spartan Family. Debut Album "Existing The Dream" Out May 26th March 23, 2023

Welcome Low Coast to the Spartan Family! After over two decades of releases with the fan-adored band Gameface, Jeff Caudill returns with a new project and a debut record - Existing the Dream. The band marks a distinct departure from the SoCal melodic punk rock world and a foray into the direction of bands like Wilco, Gin Blossoms, and Death Cab For Cutie. Look out for the premiere of debut single tomorrow — or if you’re feeling adventurous, pre-order the album on limited edition “Desert Dusk” vinyl and get an instant download of the song before it’s released anywhere else.

The Van Pelt Returns with New Album "Artisans & Merchants" January 19, 2023

After twenty-five years of waiting, New York City cult indie favorites The Van Pelt return on March 17th with their upcoming fourth studio full-length, Artisans & Merchants. This is not a reunion album. This is vindication. This is a stand-alone album with incredibly vital songwriting, and for lovers of The Van Pelt, listening to Artisans & Merchants is like hearing the voice of a dear friend you haven't seen in years. The album was recorded and mixed in Summer / Fall 2021 by Jeff Zeigler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile) at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, PA, and features guest appearances by Nate Kinsella and Ted Leo among others.

Listen to the premiere of the new single "Punk House" today at BrooklynVegan, along with a brand new music video. Pre-orders are available now on limited edition vinyl and digital as well as an exclusive t-shirt bundle. All pre-orders include an instant download of the new single

Welcome Allen Epley to the Spartan Family. Debut Solo Album "Everything" Out January 6th October 13, 2022

Spartan Records proudly presents Everything, the debut solo LP from Allen Epley (Shiner, The Life and Times). As a child, Epley spent hours imprinting his parents' record collection on his psyche. Giant headphones secure, he would pore over the cover art and liner notes and enter the world wrought by the giants of AM Gold — Bread, James Taylor, Carol King, Three Dog Night, Blood Sweat and Tears, 5th Dimension. Yet the music he would make in the 90’s and 00’s with his highly influential bands doesn’t reveal these easy-listening origins. Shiner and The Life and Times reflected more opaque images of bands like Swervedriver, Slint, early Smashing Pumpkins and Failure. The smooth grooves and discernable lyrics about love -- found and lost -- of the 70’s songsters of his adolescence hadn’t come back into view for him until 2018. While working on a batch of compositions for film/tv, Epley realized these ghosts had never left him but instead had embedded themselves in his subconscious. The result of this retrospective journey is Everything, a record that begs and rewards repeated listenings. It’s a rich production that echoes the AM Gold of his childhood but reaches into artistic territories that were generally reserved for Elliott Smith and Sea Change-era Beck.

Listen to the debut single "Thousand Yard Stare" at BrooklynVegan and pre-order / pre-save the album on limited edition vinyl. The first pressing is limited to only 300 copies on random color swirled vinyl and no two copies are alike!

New Unwed Sailor Album "Mute The Charm" Out February 10th. New Song and Pre-Orders Available Now. October 6, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce Unwed Sailor's new album “Mute The Charm” which will be released everywhere on February 10th. In many ways, the new album represents an exercise in addition by subtraction – creating a layered emotive experience through more organic means. At its core, it is a pop rock record with chiming guitars, melodic bass, and rock solid drums – more aligned with the accessible sides of artist influences ranging from The Sundays, Joy Division, and The Stone Roses to Led Zeppelin, Lungfish, and 90’s indie rock band, Seam, than the band's previous and more ambient releases.

“Mute The Charm” is all-at-once a love letter to specific cities and scenes, a longing retrospective on relationships with people and the past, a nod to formative artists and trailblazers, and a hopeful look ahead towards a less tumultuous future. Listen to the new single “Windy City Dreams”and pre-order / pre-save the album on limited edition LP / CD / Digital or as part of a t-shirt bundle.

New Pohgoh Album "du und ich" Out November 4th. New Song and Pre-Orders Available Now! August 10, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the brand new album from revered indie/emo outfit, Pohgoh. In the middle of a global pandemic, the band entered the studio with acclaimed producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) to record their third full-length album du und ich, easily the foursome’s most ambitious outing yet. Listen to the premiere of the new song “Weeds” at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl or as part of an exclusive t-shirt bundle. The first 250 pre-orders also receive a custom Pohgoh mini-beach ball!

Welcome Rocky Votolato to the Spartan Family! June 28, 2022

Please welcome Seattle indie-folk hero Rocky Votolato to the Spartan Family! We’re beyond excited to release Rocky’s first new album in over 7 years Wild Roots on September 9th. The album is an intimate concept album inspired by and written for his family — each song is a letter dedicated to a specific family member and focused on a special memory or moment in time. Stay tuned for the premiere of a brand new song tomorrow as well as pre-orders, new tour dates, and much more.