Watch Shy, Low perform a new song called “Saudade” at Little Elephant. The song appears on the band’s upcoming full-length album which will be released early 2014!
Shy, Low recently stopped by Little Elephant and performed several live songs. Watch the jaw-dropping performance for “Absence” below and stay tuned for another video of a brand new song next week. The song appears on the band’s Binary Opposition release which is available now in its second vinyl pressing and at digital outlets everywhere. Get it now at the Spartan store.
Avant-indie band The Foxery has released a gripping new song called “Patmos” with Absolutepunk.net 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.
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'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?!?!
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!
So what if Luke has been wearing the same thing for the past 20 years? The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has spoken. Luke’s look currently defines Pittsburgh street fashion! Next time you’re eating at Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, make sure you say hello!
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's debut 5-song EP, Predecessors, is out now at digital music outlets across the universe. If you haven’t checked it out yet, watch the new lyric video for the song “Diet of Worms” and download the EP at iTunes or wherever you buy digital music now!