About Us

What is Spartan Records?

Spartan Records is an independent record label located in Seattle, WA founded by John T. Frazier. Prior to taking Spartan full-time in early 2013, Frazier directed marketing efforts at Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records and played an important role in the careers of bands like Underoath, Anberlin, mewithoutYou, As Cities Burn, Norma Jean, and Mae to name a few. Prior to that, he headed up marketing at Drive-Thru Records and worked with bands like The Starting Line, Finch, New Found Glory, and Something Corporate. He started his career at crank! A RECORD COMPANY working with bands like Mineral, the Gloria Record, and others.

Currently home to Rocky Votolato, Shiner, 84 Tigers, Mountain Time, Unwed Sailor, Giants Chair, Traindodge, The Van Pelt and many others, our goal is to help artists create and share their art - and through that process, we hope to help facilitate "moments" that transcend everything that divides us. We believe in the power of music to move us -- to inspire and change lives -- to connect us.

Spartan bands have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, USA Today, Alternative Press, Revolver, Decibel, and American Songwriter among others and heard on NBC, ESPN, ABC Family, MTV, DirecTV, and alongside brands like Quicksilver, Red Bull, Specialized, Billabong, and Fox Racing.


All general inquiries should be sent to hello@spartanrecords.com.

Send an e-mail to hello@spartanrecords.com. We love it when people want to help us out.

We are always accepting demos and will listen to everything sent to us, but we can't always respond, nor can we return any materials sent. Demo submissions may be sent to:

Spartan Records
PO Box 15537
Seattle, WA 98115

Or send us your demo and press kit via e-mail to hello@spartanrecords.com. For the love of all things holy, please do not attach audio files as that will relegate your submission directly to the pit of misery.

Smart move. All of our physical releases are distributed exclusively worldwide by Cobraside Distribution. They'd be happy to help you.

Cobraside Distribution

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