We're thrilled to share Pohgoh's new music video for "Hammer." The song was inspired by singer Susie Ulrey’s struggle with multiple sclerosis, and its video is a timelapse of a digital painting of Susie created by animator Michael Knapp (Spies In Disguise, the Ice Age franchise, etc.) “‘Hammer’ is such a disarmingly personal, honest and hauntingly beautiful depiction of what Susie wrestles with internally and externally,” Michael says. “It really resonated with me and brought to mind things my dad (also a musician) expressed to me while he struggled with Parkinson’s disease. In this painting, I was trying to convey...
We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Knapsack's third and final album This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now which was originally released on September 8th, 1998. To commemorate the milestone, we're proud to present a new music video for "Katherine The Grateful," that pulls content from our This Version of Truth book which was included with the band's recent box set. Take a trip down memory lane and pick up the album on vinyl, now fully remastered and featuring the out-of-print bonus track "Less Than" here.
Welcome Milliseconds to the Spartan Family. Debut Album "So This Is How It Happens" Available October 13th
Welcome Milliseconds to the Spartan family! The band features Eric Axelson and Joe Easley (The Dismemberment Plan) and Leigh Thompson (The Vehicle Birth). We are thrilled to release the band’s debut album So This Is How It Happens on October 13th. Recorded with J. Robbins (Jawbox / Burning Airlines / Government Issue), the album covers a wide sonic territory swerving not only through the band members' previous projects, but also through the haunts of bands like the Replacements, Hot Snakes, and the Kinks. Listen to the first single “Time and Distance” exclusively at Stereogum and pre-order the album on limited...
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...
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, head to the link in our bio to pre-order the album on limited edition “Desert Dusk” vinyl and get an instant download...
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...
- Pohgoh Premieres New Music Video for "Hammer"
- Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Knapsack's "This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now"
- Welcome Milliseconds to the Spartan Family. Debut Album "So This Is How It Happens" Available October 13th
- Welcome Traindodge to the Spartan Family! New Album "The Alley Parade" Out September 22nd
- Welcome Low Coast to the Spartan Family. Debut Album Existing The Dream Out May 26th
- Welcome Allen Epley to the Spartan Family. Debut Solo Album "Everything" Out January 6th
- 84 Tigers
- Allen Epley
- Allen Epley
- American Opera
- Calm Collapse
- Fallow Land
- Florida Man
- Giants Chair
- Hidden Hospitals
- Low Coast
- Man Mountain
- Mountain Time
- Museum of Light
- Rip Room
- Rocky Votolato
- Rocky Votolato
- Secret Stuff
- Subways on the Sun
- The Farewell Bend
- Unwed Sailor
- Unwed Sailor