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Spartan Records (USA)

Single (7")

SPAR 1
 SPARTAN
 0824003200126
ANCHOR & BRAILLE - SOUND ASLEEP
Limited edition, periwinkle blue vinyl from Anchor & Braille. Includes the songs "Sound Asleep" and "Wedding/Funeral". Anchor & Braille is: Christian, Marsh, Bucklew, Louis, Becker, Pimberly, Reid, Lux, Harben.


TRACKLISTING:  01. SOUND ASLEEP 02. WEDDING/FUNERAL
7"
Alternative Rock
10/01/2013
   4.50
              USD
SPAR 8
 SPARTAN
 0819162013960
DAISYHEAD - I COULDN'T FACE YOU
With the high concentration of sharpened elbows jockeying for position within the Nashville scene, it takes an extraordinary amount of artistry and ingenuity for a band to separate themselves from the pack -- especially with only an EP. In early 2013 Michael Roe, Adam Easterling, Curtis Durard, and Zach Chiarizzio made a decision to take a break from their heavier band projects and collectively explore something new. There was no specific style there were trying to create, no image they were trying fit, and no sound they were trying to replicate. Four musicians simply got together, drew from their unique influences, and began to play. Chemistry formed, songs took shape, and what began as a project, pure and untainted, evolved into something much bigger -- a musical monolith that found it's feet in the form of stunning, and stirring EP. Limited to 300 copies on White 7" Vinyl with Hot Pink Innersleeve.


TRACKLISTING:  01. NUMBING TRUTH 02. SUN 03. I COULDN'T FACE YOU 04. WHAT'S DONE IS DONE
7"
Alternative Rock
11/12/2013
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 27
 SPARTAN
 0819162019153
LUCKY SCARS - ROCK AND ROLL PARTY FOUL
Reigning from the depths of Orange County, CA, Lucky Scars has but one goal and ambition: to rock your backyard party. With songs about a female assassin, fear of the government, breaking the law, and killing people in positions of power, Lucky Scars - featuring former members of Sense Field and Ignite - exists to further rattle those who live comfortably in paranoia. Produced by Jim Monroe (CJ Ramone, The Adolescents) and mastered by Stephen Egerton (Descendants, All, Flag), the EP contains four breakneck blasts of good, old-fashioned, beer-swillin' American rock and roll. RIYL: Misfits, The Dickies, The Ramones, Anti-Flag Clear with Red, Blue, and Yellow Splatter vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:  01. ALL LIES 02. BANDITA 03. RULES AND LAWS 04. VAMPIRE
7"
Punk
12/04/2015
   7.50
              USD

Maxi Single (12")

SPAR 26
 SPARTAN
 0819162019191
DEMONS - GREAT DISMAL EP
Traces of Spiritualized, Pedro The Lion, The Afghan Whigs, and Mudhoney can be found throughout and bare witness as moments of sonic accessibility lose footing and spiral into heavy and brooding responses with little warning. First pressing limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl. RIYL: Melvins, Mudhoney, Pedro The Lion, Queens of the Stone Age


TRACKLISTING:  01. THERE IS NO REWARD 02. LENORA SLAUGHTER 03. GODLESS GIRLS 04. RADICAL CURE 05. PARALLEL LINES 06. QUIETLY WAITING
12"
Alternative Rock
10/16/2015
   9.00
              USD
SPAR 35
 SPARTAN
 0814867020725
SECRET STUFF - THIS IS FINE
The Nashville trio has been through its fair share of tough, and it comes out in droves in the band's forthcoming release, This is Fine. This is Fine captures the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all (the acknowledgement of which is where the title originates). Produced and engineered by Jon Hicks (Relient K, Haste the Day, Dance Gavin Dance), the band found a way to use their trials to define This is Fine - all five songs survey a fully focused mastery of songwriting, instrumentation, and melody. Colored vinyl, with etched B-side. RIYL: American Football, Into It. Over It., You Blew It!


TRACKLISTING:  01. I KNEW YOU SO BRIEFLY, YOU DEAD SOAP DOG 02. I LOST MY DINOSAUR 03. GOLDEN SOUND 04. A MAN TO PLEASE 05. NO PROMISES
12"
Alternative Rock
01/29/2016
  11.00
              USD

EP (10")

SPAR 31
 SPARTAN
 0819162019757
MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS - M29
Colored vinyl. After spending years as a contributing songwriter and active member of the fan adored indie-pop band Mae, Rob Sweitzer made a decision to leave the band in 2008 due to personal reasons, intraband tensions, and a desire to focus on home life and the budding stages of his own independent musical path. With hundreds of thousands of record sales, countless sold out shows, and scores of critical accolades under his belt, there was no shortage of momentum propelling Sweitzer's post-Mae ambitions. Inspired by bands like Delta Spirit, Broken Social Scene, Elbow, and Doves, Sweitzer accumulated a mountain of demos that have been meticulously whittled down to a six song narrative that will serve as My God, It's Full of Stars' official introduction to the world. M29 is a project that has been both long in the works and completely reborn. It is an attempt to untangle conversational wonderings and existential inquiry through sonic layers, cathartic songwriting, and deliberate production. RIYL: Mae, Broken Social Scene, Elbow, Doves


TRACKLISTING:  01. SANGRE 02. ALL IS NOT LOST 03. SAVED 04. LESNER 05. LIGHTNESS OF BEING 06. INTERSTELLAR
EP
Alternative Rock
01/01/2016
  11.00
              USD
SPAR 16
 SPARTAN
 0819162017180
WAYPOINT - CREATURE OF HABIT 10" (COLOR)
On Waypoint's new EP, Creature of Habit, our transgressions are laid bare. Over the course of four songs, the Jackson, MS quartet trudges noisily through murky thematic content in order to chronicle a journey toward redemption. Musically, the road is dark, heavy, and raw. Lyrically, the message is unabashed, biting, and true. In its entirety, Creature of Habit is an exorcism; it is a call to arms against our own self-hauntings. For fans of Brand New, Balance & Composure. Limited colored vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:  01. TRANSLATION 02. FACING MY OWN GUILT 03. INHALE YOU 04. ABSOLVE
EP
Alternative Rock
12/09/2014
  11.00
              USD

LP (Album)

SPAR 44
 SPARTAN
 0814867023610
AMERICAN OPERA - SMALL VICTORIES
Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of American Opera. More than a record, Small Victories 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. By the end, we're reminded that sometimes the small victories were all that mattered in the first place - and that the silver linings were not just that after all, but rather small glimpses of a larger hope that can sustain us through even the most miserable of seas. Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Alternative, Folk RIYL: Ryan Adams, Manchester Orchestra, Jenny Lewis, Brand New


TRACKLISTING:  01. SMALL VICTORIES 02. SAND & SEED 03. SAILOR'S SONG 04. MONSTERS AMONG MEN 05. MICHAEL 06. SIDEWALKS 07. JACK PINE 08. DEAD DEVIL 09. AN EMPTY CUP 10. FAREWELL 11. SONGS I USED TO SING
LP
Singer/Songwriter
06/30/2017
  13.50
              USD
SPAR 33
 SPARTAN
 0819162019801
BARREN WOMB - NIQUE EVERYTHING
Since their inception in late 2011, Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb have been raising both eyebrows and hell with their nasty swill of Punk 'n' Roll and Blackened Country Noise. Nique Everything, Barren Womb's second and arguably most defining album to date, features 10 brand new bursts of easy listening for the hard of hearing. It sees the band further exploring soundscapes, instrumentation, and themes more commonly found in Country/Americana than in Noise Rock. Yet it still retains every ounce of energy and conviction the duo has been known for in the past. Bronze / Aqua Blue Swirl with Dual Yellow and Gold Splatter. RIYL: The Bronx, Refused, Kvelertak, Turbonegro


TRACKLISTING:  01. MAKE SURE YOU GET YR WHOLE HEAD IN FRONT OF THE SHOTGUN 02. HEAP BLAME/PUT TO SHAME 03. WHITE RAVEN 04. PISS JUGS 05. TOWN'S BACK THE WAY YOU CAME 06. AMYAMPARI 07. MAN FUCKS BURNING GOAT 08. DEVIL RUN THE GAME 09. YOU CAN'T FIRE ME, BECAUSE I QUIT 10. SVART HAV
LP
Hard Core
11/27/2015
  13.50
              USD
SPAR 12
 SPARTAN
 0819162014974
BARREN WOMB - THE SUN'S NOT YELLOW, IT'S CHICKEN (PURPLE)
"The sun's not yellow, it's chicken" is the first full-length album from Norwegian noise mongers Barren Womb. After a handful of successful singles and EP's, the duo have already established their vicious blend of hardcore, black metal, country and rock 'n' roll. From the first jangly chords of opener "Kill Hicks" it quickly becomes apparent how much the band has grown since these first efforts. Broader dynamics, more focused songwriting and heavier sounding, topped off with the bleakest lyrics they've written to date. Recorded by Ole Spangrud of Morkemakt and mixed by the band themselves, "The sun's not yellow, it's chicken" features 13 blisteringly honest noise punk ditties, all set in the key of apocalypse. For fans of: Kvelertak, Refused, The Bronx, Drive Like Jehu, Pig Destroyer. Comes on purple vinyl, clear vinyl with splatter. Limited to 500 copies.


TRACKLISTING:  01. KILL HICKS 02. WILL YOU BE GOD'S ART OR SATAN'S GRAFFITI 03. EVIL PREVAILS 04. ONLY RAIN MAN DOESN'T CHANGE 05. NABROK 06. OBI-WAN CHERNOBYL 07. FROM ROBOT JOBS TO ROBOT HOMES 08. LIVE FAST, DIE 09. BONG AQUA 10. ZOMBIES NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE 11. ASSMASTERS OF REALITY 12. NEXUS DIPLOMIS 13. SEGWAY TO HEAVEN
LP
Hard Core
03/11/2014
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 14
 SPARTAN
 0819162016794
FOXERY, THE - UNLESS (COLOR)
When asked to describe The Foxery, each band member contributed one word: Passionate. Intense. Cathartic. Heavy. Genuine. Fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet. Coming on the heels of several independent releases, incessant DIY touring, and months and months of persistent writing, The Foxery has found their home on Spartan Records with Unless, unquestionably their most prolific record to date. Thematically, Unless tackles massive questions against the backdrop of a dark and wandering musical journey; however, the story doesn't end there. Amidst the darkness, there is a palpable sense of hope that builds as the record progresses. Subtle rhythm changes, melodic layers, and key modulations begin to alter the sonic landscape as the record reaches its crescendo where it ultimately ends in a place of redemption. For fans of MeWithoutYou, Manchester Orchestra. Limited colored black and yellow vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:  01. (IN)FERNO 02. BROKEN VESSELS 03. THE SORROW 04. LAMENTATIONS 05. THE FILTH 06. NEAR 07. CRAWL 08. THE FILTH II 09. THE GNASHING 10. THE GNASHING II 11. PATMOS 12. OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
LP
Alternative Rock
11/18/2014
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 28
 SPARTAN
 0819162019368
KISKA - KISKA
Heavy, majestic, desolate, ominous. There are no better words to describe Kiska's self-titled, debut release. Leaving behind the more radio-friendly leanings of the quartet's former band, Desoto Jones (Deep Elm Records), the musicians reinvented themselves with Kiska, pursuing a heavier, more dynamic, and frenetic direction. In comparative terms, sonically the record falls in the general vicinity of bands like Jawbox, Failure, Rival Schools, and Hum - driving, dynamic, and aggressive, but with clean and resounding choruses. A delicate balance of space, power, grit, and color. RIYL: Failure, Hum, Sunny Day Real Estate, Rival Schools, Jawbox. Initial copies are on red vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:  01. MY REGRESSION 02. CONJUROR 03. LONG DIVIDE 04. LIBERATION DAY (FOOL'S GOLD) 05. DECEIVER 06. THE LATE UNGREAT 07. INTERLUDE 08. TEAR THE DARK DOWN 09. AGE OF RUST 10. ROOM TO MOVE 11. DYING BALLOON
LP
Alternative Rock
11/13/2015
  13.50
              USD
SPAR 25
 SPARTAN
 0819162018187
NYVES - ANXIETY
NYVES is the new electronic music project featuring Ryan Clark (DEMON HUNTER) and Randy Torres (ex-PROJECT 86). What began as a cathartic outlet centered on a mutual love for moody, electro-rock music has resulted in one of the most gorgeous full-length records of the year. Dark, pulsing soundscapes are woven together by Clark's instantly identifiable vocals; resonate layers are balanced by Torres's crystal clear and expert production; and high levels of experimentation are outweighed only by melodic sensibility and sonic accessibility.


TRACKLISTING:  01. RETURN 02. SOMETHING DIVINE 03. SMOKING GUN 04. JUST GIVE UP 05. PARASITES 06. LOVE MY WAY 07. FOOLS 08. THE EXIT 09. FALL BEHIND 10. IDLE THOUGHTS 11. LIGHT
LP
Alternative Rock
05/12/2015
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 15
 SPARTAN
 0859713261419
OURLIVES - DEN OF LIONS (COLOR VINYL)
Hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland, musical prowess and pedigree is something that innately runs through Jn Bjrn Arnason and Leifur Kristinsson's veins. Together they are Ourlives, and over the last nine years they have been meticulously assembling a lush and layered musical narrative. Contributing to the post-Britpop tradition of bands like Coldplay, Radiohead, and Travis, Ourlives fuses together delicate textures with driving guitars and drum work, and seamlessly transition between spare and intimate ballads and soaring, declarative anthems. This is Den of Lions, a heartbreakingly gorgeous examination of love and darkness, intimacy and isolation, and paranoia and clarity. Contains five 6" x 6" lyric cards. For fans of Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Keane, Death Cab for Cutie, Travis.


TRACKLISTING:  01. BLISSFUL IGNORANCE 02. OUT OF PLACE 03. BLURRY EYES 04. NUNA 05. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN NOW 06. A SIGHT TO SEE 07. SEVEN WAYS 08. LOOSE LIPS 09. WE LOST THE RACE 10. TOO MUCH 11. HEART 12. WHERE IS THE WAY?
LP
Alternative Rock
11/18/2014
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 6
 SPARTAN
 0819162011553
OVER THE OCEAN - BE GIVEN TO THE SOIL
From the very beginning, Norfolk, VA's Over the Ocean set out to create music that stops listeners in their tracks. Listening to the band's new album, "Be Given to the Soil," is as if you were sitting in a room watching them sweat out every ounce of passion that was poured tirelessly into each song. Thematically and musically, the arrangements are darker, heavier and sparse at points than the band's previous effort, all the while delivering the same level of lyrical complexity that fans grew to love on their debut. "Be Given to the Soil" swan dives right into the soul, plunging the unexplained inner depths of the human condition. From start to finish the record offers raw, gut-wrenching wrestling with the eternal. Each song proclaims the loudness of humanity's inner life - truth, doubt and struggle wrapped up in a disturbingly clear package.


TRACKLISTING:  01. HERONS 02. RIVERBED 03. GOD IN MY OWN IMAGE 04. OBSCENE 05. AIR IN MY LUNGS 06. KISS THE GROUND DISC #2: 01. OWL 02. ARGUING PHILOSOPHIES 03. ECOLOGY 04. IN THIS DARKNESS 05. SOMONE HAS TO BLEED
2xLP
Alternative Rock
10/01/2013
  21.50
              USD
SPAR 9
 SPARTAN
 0819162014066
SCHEMATIC - COLOR (N) INSIDES THE LINES (BLACK FRIDAY)
The story of Schematic is one of progress, experimentation and rebirth. After a very successful decade fronting the beloved indie-powerhouse Mae (have sold over 500,000 records!!) as singer/songwriter, Dave Elkins packed his bags and relocated to Nashville for the start of something new. With four LP's, three EP's, and over half a million album sales under his belt worldwide, Elkins longed to refine his approach to making records, to experiment with the unknown. The result emerged under the moniker Schematic, and in the form of a brilliant and breathtakingly complex record, Color (n.) Inside The Lines. Landing on a particular sound for Schematic was, and remains to be, a journey that is constantly evolving. Sonically, the album draws heavily from Elkins' progressive pop leanings, but delves into a new territory of experimentation with compelling grooves, interweaving time signatures, and unique instrumentation. In addition to Elkins' adept handiwork, the record features a veritable dream team of producers and contributors. With additional engineering and production by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug); co-writes by Stephen Christian (Anberlin) and Mark Padgett (Mae); and guest musical appearances by Jeremy Lutito (Leagues), Chase Lawrence (Coin), and Eleanor Denig, Color (n.) Inside The Lines was a process of diverse brilliant collaboration. Limited to 500 copies on Blood RED vinyl just for Black Friday RSD! VINYL has three bonus tracks!


TRACKLISTING:  01. OUTSIDE 02. SENSELESS CHARADES 03. STAND 04. WHERE'S THE SOUL? 05. YOU ARE MY SOUTHERN GIRL 06. ALL THE BIRDS ARE SINGING 07. HIDE & SEEK 08. I AM THE CAR DISC #2: 01. ALL-TIME QUARTERBACK 02. RAMPION ROGUE 03. WHAT IT MEANS 04. ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH? 05. STOCKHOLDER'S MEETING 06. FLUORESCENT
2xLP
Alternative Rock
11/29/2013
  21.50
              USD
SPAR 37
 SPARTAN
 0814867021128
SENSE FIELD - LIVING OUTSIDE (RSD)
Limited Record Store Day reissue of their 10 years old album, never released on vinyl before! Following the breakout mainstream success of the song "Save Yourself" (from the album Tonight and Forever), Sense Field re-entered the studio to record what would be their last full-length album "Living Outside." Now released on vinyl for the first time ever by Seattle's Spartan Records, the pressing includes the Ken Andrews (Failure) produced bonus track, "The Horse Is Alive." Electric-blue vinyl, limited to 1000 copies.


TRACKLISTING:  01. BURN 02. RUNNING BEHIND 03. ON YOUR OWN 04. YOU OWN ME 05. I REFUSE 06. NO MEDICINE 07. FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL 08. TAKE WHAT YOU WANT 09. MEMORY 10. A LETTER TO ELISE 11. HAUNTED 12. THE HORSE IS ALIVE (BONUS TRACK)
LP
Alternative Rock
04/16/2016
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 7
 SPARTAN
 0819162014219
SHY, LOW - BINARY OPPOSITION (COLOR)
Post-rockers hailing from the hardcore haven of Richmond VA, Shy, Low play a creative blend of instrumental compositions coming from the diverse and varying influences of the band's four members. Their new 2 song release, Binary Opposition clocks in at just shy of 25 minutes and is an atmospheric, emotive, and visual tour de force. Recorded live on analog tape at the legendary Inner Ear Studios just outside of Washington, DC, Binary Opposition is the seasoned follow-up to the band's self-titled record and will available on 12" colored vinyl.
LP
Alternative Rock
10/01/2013
  11.00
              USD
SPAR 36
 SPARTAN
 0814867020749
SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE - JUNIPER
Elegant, articulate, and expansive, Juniper, the new record from instrumental percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole manages to convey - and evoke - an entire range of human emotions despite its lack of a single sung word. "Because we are an instrumental group, our hope is that people connect with the songs and assign their own meanings to them," says Evan Chapman. "Without lyrics telling the listener how to feel, it leaves the music as an open-ended question." Juniper is a bold artist statement from a fearless creative force, at once expansive and intimate. Together with mix engineer Bryan Laurenson (Copeland), the band has created a record that speaks without words, taking listeners on a journey through the self.


TRACKLISTING:  01. INTRODUCTION 02. OUR TOWN 03. A-FRAME 04. BLITHE 05. MOMENTARY LIGHT 06. LAPSE 07. JUNIPER 08. COME/GONE 09. NAME NOT ONE MAN 10. TOMORROW RIVER 11. SMASHED 12. UNRAVELING
2xLP
Alternative Rock
03/25/2016
  18.50
              USD
SPAR 11
 SPARTAN
 0819162014967
STATES - PARADIGM (SILVER VINYL)
After an impressive debut release, indie supergroup States return with their beautiful and lush second installment - Paradigm. Delving into more experimental territory, Paradigm is a lesson in dynamics -- rich atmospherics are grounded by propulsive rhythms, delicate layers are juxtaposed by driving guitars, and heady lyrics are masterfully delivered by an arresting voice. With foundational roots in such beloved bands (Copeland, Lydia), expectations have always been high for States. Paradigm not only secures the bands independence as a stand alone force, it also serves as a statement of what's to come. Second full-length album from members of Copeland and Lydia. Copeland - Lifetime Sales of over 280,000 albums in the US, Lydia - Lifetime Sales of over 40,000 albums in the US. Limited to 500 on Silver vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:  01. CIRCLES 02. I HOPE YOU STAY GONE 03. THE NIGHT 04. FEVER 05. SUMMER LOVE 06. BONES 07. ERASE IT ALL 08. ELECTRIC MIND 09. ALL IN MY HEAD 10. RUNNING AWAKE 11. ABSOLUTE
LP
Alternative Rock
04/15/2014
  16.00
              USD
SPAR 18
 SPARTAN
 0819162017579
SULLIVAN - HEAVY IS THE HEAD
While seven years have passed since the release of the fan adored album Cover Your Eyes, Sullivan has not stood idle. Remaining fully immersed in different facets of the indie music world, each member of the band has continued to hone their craft in a different way, ultimately leading them on a journey back to a starting point. Enter Heavy Is The Head. Eleven songs of beauty and anguish, organically constructed and painstakingly nurtured. With traditional deadlines, label pressures, and industry pitfalls removed from the equation, Sullivan was able to write the album in the purest conditions. Inspiration was captured at the point of conception and given time to percolate for as long as was deemed necessary. The combined result: the strongest and most realized album in the bands discography. After years of rising success with two esteemed albums, Hey, Im a Ghost (2006) and Cover Your Eyes (2007), over 15,000 albums sold, and tours with the likes of Anberlin, Underoath, Bayside and Jack's Mannequin among others, Greensboro, NC's Sullivan amicably split in 2007 to focus on other projects. Now 7 years later, the band has reunited to release their long-awaited third full-length record, Heavy Is The Head. For fans of Taking Back Sunday, AFI, Anberlin.


TRACKLISTING:  01. YOU DON'T MEAN IT 02. WHERE THE PAVEMENT MEETS THE ROAD 03. PROFILE 04. WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE KING 05. THE OTHER SIDE 06. PIECES 07. MELANOMA LULLABY 08. HIGHER GROUND 09. STATUETTE 10. SEAGRAMS 11. PLAYING WITH FIRE
LP
Alternative Rock
01/15/2015
  16.00
              USD

Compact Disc

SPAR 44
 SPARTAN
 0798577020827
AMERICAN OPERA - SMALL VICTORIES
Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of American Opera. More than a record, Small Victories 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. By the end, we're reminded that sometimes the small victories were all that mattered in the first place - and that the silver linings were not just that after all, but rather small glimpses of a larger hope that can sustain us through even the most miserable of seas. Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Alternative, Folk RIYL: Ryan Adams, Manchester Orchestra, Jenny Lewis, Brand New


TRACKLISTING:  01. SMALL VICTORIES 02. SAND & SEED 03. SAILOR'S SONG 04. MONSTERS AMONG MEN 05. MICHAEL 06. SIDEWALKS 07. JACK PINE 08. DEAR DEVIL 09. AN EMPTY CUP 10. FAREWELL 11. SONGS I USED TO SING
CD
Singer/Songwriter
06/30/2017
   9.00
              USD
SPAR 25
 SPARTAN
 0616892269847
NYVES - ANXIETY
NYVES is the new electronic music project featuring Ryan Clark (DEMON HUNTER) and Randy Torres (ex-PROJECT 86). What began as a cathartic outlet centered on a mutual love for moody, electro-rock music has resulted in one of the most gorgeous full-length records of the year. Dark, pulsing soundscapes are woven together by Clark's instantly identifiable vocals; resonate layers are balanced by Torres's crystal clear and expert production; and high levels of experimentation are outweighed only by melodic sensibility and sonic accessibility.


TRACKLISTING:  01. RETURN 02. SOMETHING DIVINE 03. SMOKING GUN 04. JUST GIVE UP 05. PARASITES 06. LOVE MY WAY 07. FOOLS 08. THE EXIT 09. FALL BEHIND 10. IDLE THOUGHTS 11. LIGHT
CD
Alternative Rock
05/12/2015
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 5
 SPARTAN
 0884501682091
OURLIVES - OUT OF PLACE
TRACKLISTING:  01. OUT OF PLACE 02. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN NOW 03. NUNA 04. WE LOST THE RACE 05. WHERE IS THE WAY?
CD
Alternative Rock
10/01/2013
   4.50
              USD
SPAR 9
 SPARTAN
 0884501885478
SCHEMATIC - COLOR (N) INSIDES THE LINES (BLACK FRIDAY)
The story of Schematic is one of progress, experimentation and rebirth. After a very successful decade fronting the beloved indie-powerhouse Mae (have sold over 500,000 records!!) as singer/songwriter, Dave Elkins packed his bags and relocated to Nashville for the start of something new. With four LP's, three EP's, and over half a million album sales under his belt worldwide, Elkins longed to refine his approach to making records, to experiment with the unknown. The result emerged under the moniker Schematic, and in the form of a brilliant and breathtakingly complex record, Color (n.) Inside The Lines. Landing on a particular sound for Schematic was, and remains to be, a journey that is constantly evolving. Sonically, the album draws heavily from Elkins' progressive pop leanings, but delves into a new territory of experimentation with compelling grooves, interweaving time signatures, and unique instrumentation. In addition to Elkins' adept handiwork, the record features a veritable dream team of producers and contributors. With additional engineering and production by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug); co-writes by Stephen Christian (Anberlin) and Mark Padgett (Mae); and guest musical appearances by Jeremy Lutito (Leagues), Chase Lawrence (Coin), and Eleanor Denig, Color (n.) Inside The Lines was a process of diverse brilliant collaboration.


TRACKLISTING:  01. OUTSIDE 02. SENSELESS CHARADES 03. STAND 04. WHERE'S THE SOUL? 05. YOU ARE MY SOUTHERN GIRL 06. ALL THE BIRDS ARE SINGING 07. HIDE & SEEK 08. I AM THE CAR 09. ALL-TIME QUARTERBACK 10. RAMPION ROGUE 11. WHAT IT MEANS
CD
Alternative Rock
11/29/2013
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 29
 SPARTAN
 0798576818821
SHY, LOW - HIRAETH
Hiraeth: a word without a concrete English translation. While evading an unequivocal definition, it exudes melancholy. Those who have attempted to define it describe the word as a mixture of homesickness, nostalgia, grief, and longing. It is the oppressive guilt associated with memories now passed; the bitter remembrance of joyous occasions that can never be revisited. It is also the title of Shy, Low's sophomore full-length album. Just like the word Hiraeth itself, Shy, Low's continual evolution make them a band that is not easy to define. While it would be convenient to corral the band into the bucket of canonical post-rock bands like Mono, Mogwai, and This Will Destroy You, on Hiraeth, Shy, Low's eclectic palate of musical influences are showcased more broadly than ever before. The band earnestly sifts through the complex relationship between music, art, and the emotions that encapsulate the human experience - and in doing so, they've successfully created a brilliantly moving, yet strangely bittersweet 43 minute aural journey. RIYL: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Rs, Mogwai, This Will Destroy You.


TRACKLISTING:  01. NOSTOS 02. SAUDADE 03. ANOMIC 04. HIRAETH 05. ALGOS 06. TIMES GONE BY
CD
Alternative Rock
11/13/2015
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 36
 SPARTAN
 0798576825621
SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE - JUNIPER
Elegant, articulate, and expansive, Juniper, the new record from instrumental percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole manages to convey - and evoke - an entire range of human emotions despite its lack of a single sung word. "Because we are an instrumental group, our hope is that people connect with the songs and assign their own meanings to them," says Evan Chapman. "Without lyrics telling the listener how to feel, it leaves the music as an open-ended question." Juniper is a bold artist statement from a fearless creative force, at once expansive and intimate. Together with mix engineer Bryan Laurenson (Copeland), the band has created a record that speaks without words, taking listeners on a journey through the self.


TRACKLISTING:  01. INTRODUCTION 02. OUR TOWN 03. A-FRAME 04. BLITHE 05. MOMENTARY LIGHT 06. LAPSE 07. JUNIPER 08. COME/GONE 09. NAME NOT ONE MAN 10. TOMORROW RIVER 11. SMASHED 12. UNRAVELING
CD
Alternative Rock
03/25/2016
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 18
 SPARTAN
 0616892255147
SULLIVAN - HEAVY IS THE HEAD
While seven years have passed since the release of the fan adored album Cover Your Eyes, Sullivan has not stood idle. Remaining fully immersed in different facets of the indie music world, each member of the band has continued to hone their craft in a different way, ultimately leading them on a journey back to a starting point. Enter Heavy Is The Head. Eleven songs of beauty and anguish, organically constructed and painstakingly nurtured. With traditional deadlines, label pressures, and industry pitfalls removed from the equation, Sullivan was able to write the album in the purest conditions. Inspiration was captured at the point of conception and given time to percolate for as long as was deemed necessary. The combined result: the strongest and most realized album in the bands discography. After years of rising success with two esteemed albums, Hey, Im a Ghost (2006) and Cover Your Eyes (2007), over 15,000 albums sold, and tours with the likes of Anberlin, Underoath, Bayside and Jack's Mannequin among others, Greensboro, NC's Sullivan amicably split in 2007 to focus on other projects. Now 7 years later, the band has reunited to release their long-awaited third full-length record, Heavy Is The Head. For fans of Taking Back Sunday, AFI, Anberlin.


TRACKLISTING:  01. YOU DON'T MEAN IT 02. WHERE THE PAVEMENT MEETS THE ROAD 03. PROFILE 04. WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE KING 05. THE OTHER SIDE 06. PIECES 07. MELANOMA LULLABY 08. HIGHER GROUND 09. STATUETTE 10. SEAGRAMS 11. PLAYING WITH FIRE
CD
Alternative Rock
01/15/2015
   8.50
              USD
SPAR 23
 SPARTAN
 0616892271147
TRESPASSERS - RIVAL GLASS EP
The start of a new year comes with a new set of goals. Determination breeds new ambitions and the past is left securely in the rear view mirror. For the upstate New York-based quintet, Trespassers, this is the year to give rise to those ambitions. And with the first chords of the band's new EP Rival Glass, it is obvious that band has has its sights set squarely on the future. Rival Glass starts with the explosive "Dead End" and embarks on a five-song journey that not only cements the band's trademark for writing melodic and emotional songs with a colossal backbone, but explores new sonic territory as well. This is the year for Trespassers -- with the arrival of the EP, there is no turning back. For fans of Foo Fighters, Balance and Composure, MAke Do and Mend.


TRACKLISTING:  01. DEAD END (FEAT. MICHAEL ROE OF DAISYHEAD) 02. ECLIPSE 03. THEREAFTER 04. NO SOLACE 05. SINKING STONE
CD
Alternative Rock
03/17/2015
   5.50
              USD