· By John Frazier

Welcome Rip Room to the Spartan Family!

We’re excited to welcome the wound-up art punks in San Francisco’s Rip Room to the Spartan Family! After successfully self-releasing and touring on two EPs, the three piece reunited with storied engineer Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, Melvins, Bikini Kill, Sebadoh). The result is the charismatic and alluringly unpredictable debut full-length record, Alight and Resound, twelve pulsing songs that harken back to better musical times while somehow embracing the relevance of the moment. Think Unwound, Sleater-Kinney, and Fugazi.

While we patiently await for the release of the album, you're invited to a free download of the new song "Complication." It's everything that's great about the band, so we hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for more details soon!