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Sullivan Reunite, Announce New Album

Seven long years we have waited, but now we get what we had hoped for. The boys from Sullivan have reunited. They had previously teased something a few months back, but it’s finally official.

The band has signed to Spartan Records, which is owned by John Frazier, who the band worked with when they were signed to Tooth & Nail. They are also releasing a new album that is due out on October 28 and will be titled Heavy Is The Head.

Sullivan will also be playing a record release show on November 1 in Greensboro, NC at the …


Schematic Signs to Spartan Records, To Release ‘Color (N.) Inside the Lines’

Schematic, the new project from former Mae vocalist Dave Elkins, has signed to Spartan Records.

The label will be releasing Schematic’s debut album Color (n.) Inside The Lines on December 3. It’s currently available to pre-order on Spartan Records’ web store in a variety of formats including digital, CD, and gatefold double vinyl.

There will be 750 copies of the record on vinyl: 250 in blue, 250 in red and yellow, and 250 in Half & Half (Blue/Red and Yellow/Green). There are also t-shirt bundles available for each physical edition.

Limited copies of the CD and vinyl will also …

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Shy, Low Sign With Spartan Records; Stream New Song

Richmond, VA’s Shy, Low have announced their signing to Spartan Records (Over The Ocean) today. Congratulations to the entire band on the fantastic news!

Their forthcoming two song EP, Binary Opposition, clocks in at 25 minutes and will be released digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 25. This material was recorded at the legendary Inner Ear Recording Studios, outside of Washington, DC. Purchase right here. Shy, Low have also announced a run of touring dates coming up this summer in support of the release.

Click through to listen to the band’s new 12-minute instrumental song “Presence” by …

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STREAM: Over The Ocean – “God In My Own Image”

Norfolk, Virginia’s Over The Ocean is streaming one of the new songs from their upcoming Spartan Records release, Be Given To The Soil, on YouTube.

The song is called “God In My Own Image” and it showcases the band’s ambient style of musicianship quite well.

Be Given To The Soil is currently available exclusively on gatefold double vinyl through Spartan Records. It will be available digitally on April 30.

Under The Gun was recently able to discuss the record with Jesse Hill, Over The Ocean’s lead vocalist. Check out the interview here which includes another song stream of …

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Over The Ocean Premieres Song; Launches Vinyl Pre-Order

This morning, while I was snatching up my copy of Mae’s Destination: Beautiful on vinyl at the Spartan Records web-store, I happened upon a band called Over The Ocean who had recently put out a pre-order for a record of their own.

The album is called Be Given To The Soil and is being pressed on an absolutely beautiful ‘Ultra Clear vinyl with Dark Green Haze’ variant in a double LP packaging (wipes away drool). Oh, and the music is good too. Really good.

A song from the album called “Riverbed” was posted on the Spartan Records website and is …


Mae’s ‘Destination Beautiful’ to be Re-Pressed on Vinyl

Almost a year since the first pressing of Mae’s Destination Beautiful was released, it looks like there will be a second pressing coming this week!

For its first pressing, Spartan Records printed 500 copies in 3 different variants. Those copies are now selling upwards of 100 bucks on eBay.

Today, the label announced on Twitter that they would be re-printing the record to another 500 copies. The pre-order goes live Monday morning.

MUSIC VIDEO: Over the Ocean – Something I Was Not

Check out the official music video from Over the Ocean for their single “Something I Was Not.” This song comes from the album, Paper House, available at various major online sources through Spartan Records. Watch the video here and let us know what you think of the band.