The Foxery Debut “Patmos” at!

Avant-indie band The Foxery has released a gripping new song called “Patmos” with today. The song is featured on the band’s unconventional debut full-length, Unless, which will be released on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere on September 9th!  Pre-order the album now at iTunes or on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store and you’ll receive an instant download of the song “Broken Vessels.”

As listeners can tell from “Patmos” and their recently released track “Broken Vessels,” The Foxery is not your typical band. The Louisville six-piece criss-crosses genres, weaving elements of indie and alternative rock with post-rock and punk with a sense of unrelenting intensity.

The band’s vast wealth of eccentric creativity plays a heavy hand on their debut, resulting in bizarre song-structures, offbeat rhythms/riffs and unorthodox layering of vocals among other things. And yet, as peculiar as the music is it’s completely accessible, and draws you into its story with each passing song; as can be heard on “Patmos.”

“‘Patmos’ is probably our best example of complete equal contribution from the entire band,” says guitarist/vocalist Cadillac Young. Every person in the band wrote a part, and then we placed them all together in a cohesive manner and tweaked each other’s parts until it was what you’re listening to now.”

“It’s a song inspired by growing up in the Midwest and having beliefs and ideas on what happiness is and how it should be achieved shoved down our throats since birth — and then eventually coming to our own conclusion that happiness is an abstract concept that is defined by the individual, and as long as one person’s happiness doesn’t infringe upon another’s, we should all just support each other and work together to enjoy this big ball of dirt and water that we live on.”

“And then again, maybe it’s just a song about how we don’t know anything and we’re just as confused now as we’ve ever been. It’s the second to last song on the record and although we were trying to resolve everything and wrap up on a positive note, we didn’t want to write anything too absolute. Nothing is absolute.”

“Patmos” and “Broken Vessels” are two parts of the greater message conveyed with Unless, which fans will come to realize after listening to the new record.

Make sure you are following The Foxery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news and updates!

Spartan Summer Sale!

We’re having our annual summer sale!  For a limited time, save 20% off everything* in the Spartan store!  Plus, every order over $50 also gets a free Spartan tote bag.  Use the discount code WATERMELON to save!  Does it really get any better?  Start shopping.

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The Foxery “Broken Vessels” Lyric Video

The Foxery's debut album, Unless, will be available on limited edition vinyl and at digital retailers everywhere in less than a month on September 9th!  Watch the new lyric video for the song “Broken Vessels” and then pre-order your copy of the album on limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl or at iTunes.  Whether you pick up the album on vinyl or digitally, all pre-orders come with an instant download of “Broken Vessels!”  Now, is life good or what?!?!

2014 is the…Year Of The Fox!

With the recent signings of Pittsburgh’s Young Fox and Louisville’s The Foxery, it became quickly apparent that there was some cosmic, foxy band name chicanery going on. So, we followed fate’s lead and have decided to dub 2014 the…Year Of The Fox!

If you’re looking for passionate and heartfelt new music, then look no further. Both of these bands will leave a mark on you and both new releases are worthy of your hard-earned dollar. Support these bands!

Download Young Fox’s new Predecessors EP at iTunes and pre-order
The Foxery’s Unless on limited edition vinyl or at iTunes and get an instant download of the song “Broken Vessels.”

We are so excited to announce that our good friends in Sullivan have reunited after a seven year hiatus and signed to Spartan! For many months now, the band has been hard at work behind-the-scenes putting the finishing touches on their brand new album, Heavy Is The Head.  We are thrilled to finally reveal that we’ll be releasing the album on October 28th on limited edition vinyl and at digital outlets everywhere!

The band will also taking the stage together for the first time since 2007 for a special album release show in their hometown of Greensboro, NC at The Blind Tiger on November 1st. Tickets to the show are now available here!

Formed in 2001, Sullivan rose through the ranks of early emo/rock acts of the early 2000’s with a standout sound that blurred the lines between rock, indie and pop. The band’s rising success eventually led to signing with Tooth & Nail Records and the release of two critically heralded albums, Hey, I’m a Ghost (2006) and Cover Your Eyes (2007). During that time the band established a strong following with their breakthrough record and tours with bands like Anberlin, Underoath, Bayside and Jack’s Mannequin.

"We discussed our options for a very long time and in the end, we wanted to be comfortable with whomever we worked with,” says vocalist Brooks Paschal. “Signing to Spartan was the obvious choice for us, since we had such a great working relationship with John Frazier going back to the Tooth & Nail days. It’s a rare occasion when you can revamp your career on a brand new label, yet have the head start of a great connection with your label guy. Watching Spartan grow and then deciding to start Sullivan again was serendipitous. It was meant to be. There is no better feeling than having a team that’s not only on the same page as you, but is also eager to grow just as much as you are. Our successes, and our pursuits are in tandem. That becomes more and more apparent every day, and that is, comfortable."

Please join us in welcoming the band back by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for all future news and updates!

Young Fox “Predecessors” EP Available Now!

The debut 5-song EP from Young Fox, Predecessors, is available now at digital retailers everywhere! Download your copy now at iTunes, AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, or the Spartan Records store. The EP is also streaming now at YouTube, Spotify, and all other streaming music outlets.

Young Fox formed in 2012 over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn (bassist), who’s also in revered metal band Zao, Luke Cypher (vocals/guitar/keys), who happens to share his time as the head chef at Piccolo Forno in Pittsburgh, and Chris Lehberger (drums) began writing, rehearsing and recording and eventually added Brian Schultz (guitar) to the mix, rounding out the four-piece band.

The group was fixated on honing their craft and songwriting on the new EP, Predecessors, until they were completely satisfied. The results are shockingly good too.

Young Fox’s music is dynamic and heartfelt. From the record’s memorable first track “Single Phase” to the last notes of “Define The End,” Young Fox leaves it all on record. Tracks like “The Answer” and “Diet of Worms” are intense and methodical and showcase extraordinary talents from a new band that will be around for years to come. Visit the Young Fox website and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for additional news and updates.

Young Fox Premiere “Diet of Worms” at Purevolume

Young Fox is gearing up to release their debut EP Predecessors at digital outlets worldwide on July 22nd. In anticipation, we’re premiering a new song called “Diet of Worms” today at The EP is available for pre-order now at the Spartan store and all pre-orders include an instant download of “The Answer.”

Stream the new song “Diet of Worms” now, exclusively at Purevolume here!

“‘Diet of Worms’ is a song borne out the idea that you have to fight for what you believe in even if you know you’ll lose,” explains drummer Chris Lehberger. “We wanted it to be aggressive and doomy with a chorus that makes people understand the most important thing is the state of your heart.”

Young Fox’s poignant music is both cathartic in verse as it is in its riffs. Tracks like “The Answer” and “Diet of Worms” remind listeners of the affecting impact that intense and inspiring music can have on a person. Predecessors showcases the band’s depth and maturity, and ultimately establishes them as one of rock’s most promising newcomers.

Follow Young Fox now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional news and updates!

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