Here is a quick little interview with Sparta where we ask them about their new album and more.
Can we get your name what it is you do in Sparta?
Jim Ward, sing and guitar/ keys
You took some time to record your new album, can you tell us a little bit about your writing / recording process and how it helped or didn’t help not having a label for a while?
We had deadlines without a label in the beginning, it was important that we had time to work out our troubles and put them into the music, we spent a lot of time hanging out and playing variations of songs, it was great.
“Threes” is the title of your new album, what do you feel is different between this album and your last, and what’s the story behind the albums title?
Three is my intersection, when I have to choose left or right, life just happens in threes for me, this album has much more depth than previous work
You guys have been doing a series of video Podcasts that followed your recording and life on the road, is this something you guys had planned from the beginning of starting this album?
We sort of fell into doing that, matt handles it, I think it has been a great avenue to create
Along the lines of technology, how do you find computers helpful in the writing and recording area?
Totally, we use them all the time for everything
How do you see things like Podcasts and MySpace now, and how do you think they will change the way bands promote / connect to fans in the future?
Obviously it has changed everything, I think it will evolve forever, it is a brave new world
Do you guys enjoy being out on the road touring, or do you like the down time of recording?
Both, you get burned out on one and it is time to do the other, it works out
What would you recommend our readers to check out as far as a book, music, and a movie? Something you have been into lately.
My Morning Jacket live dvd
If you could have 5 extra minuets in a day to do anything you wanted to do, what would you use that time for?
Thanks for your time, is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
We appreciate the support!