Sparta, has posted their second music video for the song “Erase It Again” off of their latest album Threes out now on Hollwood Records. The video can be seen clicking the link here: Sparta – Erase It Again
Sparta and Straylight Run have announced a new co-headlining tour with special guest Lovedrug.
May 28 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
May 30 San Diego, CA – SOMA
May 31 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
June 1 San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew
June 2 San Francisco, CA – Slims (Presale through www.virtuous.com)
June 3 Reno, NV – The New Oasis
June 5 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
June 6 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
June 8 South Ogden, UT – Country Club Theatre
June 9 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
June 10 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
June 12 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
June 13 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
June 14 Chicago, IL – Metro
June 15 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
June 17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
June 18 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
June 19 Toledo, OH – Headliners
June 21 Providence, RI – Living Room
June 22 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
June 23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
June 24 Washington, DC – Black Cat
June 25 Norfolk, VA – NorVa
I have added some recent pictures of Sparta and Moneen to the photos section.
mewithoutYou are announcing a co-headlining tour with Sparta. The US dates, which kick off February 2 in Omaha, NE will support their latest album, BROTHER, SISTER (Tooth & Nail).
February 22 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
February 23 – Iowa City, IA – Picador
February 24 – Springfield, MO – Remingtons Downtown
February 25 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Ballroom
February 27 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbitt
February 28 – Houston, TX – Meridian
March 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
March 03 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
March 04 – Columbia, SC – Headliners
March 05 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
March 06 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
March 07 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
March 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
March 10 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
March 12 – Albany, NY – Revolution Hall
March 13 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
March 14 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
March 17 – Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
March18 – Nashville, TN – Rockettown
March 19 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
Alternative Press has posted new acoustic songs from Cartel and The Early November on their MySpace page. The songs come from their recent acoustic sessions that aired on their weekly XM Radio show. You can also stream stream acoustic songs from Gym Class Heroes, Relient K and soon Sparta, Set Your Goals, and Hellogoodbye.
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!
Here are some albums in stores tomorrow.
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade Listen
Nightmare Before Christmas – Special Edition Soundtrack Listen
Bright Eyes – Noise Floor (1998-2005) Listen
Sparta – Threes Listen
MxPx – Lets Rock
Converge – No Heroes
Zebrahead – Broadcast To The WOrld
Street Dogs – Fading American Dream
Sparta will be heading out on tour this fall with Sound Team and Lola Ray from 9/28 to 10/17 (dates below).
Sparta will release their new album Threes on October 24th. You can check out the first single “Taking Back Control” as featured on “Madden Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢07.”
Sep 1 Popscene (18+) San Francisco, CA
Sep 3 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Sep 4 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
Sep 28 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Sep 29 Jillians Las Vegas, NV
Oct 2 THe Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 3 Emo’s – big room Austin, TX
Oct 6 The Parish New Orleans, LA
Oct 8 Ziggy’s Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 9 Alley Katz Richmond, VA
Oct 10 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 12 Axis Boston, MA
Oct 17 Babylon Ottawa, ON