Bizarre change of opinion among my friends: they slated ATDI's 2012 reunion, but are all about the new material. I like it but I would rather have the proper Sparta lineup back. Eh, I'll give them a chance I guess.
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Spartaoppinions and such...
Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:02 PM
Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:19 PM
Fists clenched and falling
Mistakes make it EAAAASY
Posted 29 March 2019 - 02:00 PM
Posted 27 May 2019 - 05:31 PM
seems like they're also in studio. who first, TMV or Sparta?
Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:14 PM
Of the single Ward notes, “‘Believe’ is a song that’s been on my desk for 10 years, I’ve recorded numerous versions but couldn’t quite get it where I thought it was ready until now. Once we had the basic track I sent it to my friend Carlos Arevalo from Chicano Batman for some guitar touches and was over the moon with his contribution. I couldn’t think of a better song from Trust The River to kick this new chapter off.” Watch the video below.
When it comes to his long and fruitful career in music, Jim Ward is not guided by vanity or money or some grand narrative in which he’s the central player. It’s all about the song, the melody, the lyric. So in late-2017, when he began making heavier, more riff-laden music, he rang his Sparta bandmate of more than 20 years, bassist Matt Miller, and began work on Trust The River, the band’s first album since 2006’s Threes.
Of their absence Ward notes, “I’ve made a real point to never break up a band, mostly because if you look at my history it’s filled with on-and-off-again projects. As much as I can control it, I don’t want there to be permanence.”
Making the album was a multi-month songwriting process that culminated in some of the most inspired recording sessions of his career, with help from Miller, drummer Cully Symington, and guitarist Gabriel Gonzalez. Also joining them was Austin-based musician-producer, David Garza.
Beyond Sparta, Ward has performed in various bands and under several monikers over his long and winding career— from the iconic post-hardcore band At The Drive-In, to a slew of solo albums and, recently, his alt-country project, Sleepercar.
Having been a member of heavy bands but also showcasing his more melancholic side via his solo work, Ward says the new Sparta album feels like the logical meeting point of his influences. “Naturally it’s coming to this unity,” he says. “Those two worlds have always b
Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:44 PM
Release date: April, 10th
01 - Class Blue (4:12)
02 - Cat Scream (2:03)
03 - Turquoise Dream (3:37)
04 - Spirit Away (feat. Nicole Fargo) (3:01)
05 - Believe (2:38)
06 - Graveyard Luck (2:04)
07 - Dead End Signs (3:43)
08 - Miracle (3:50)
09 - Empty Houses (3:10)
10 - No One Can Be Nowhere (4:58)
Hopefully "Empty Houses" is "Chemical Feel" with Keeley and Tony parts rerecorded
Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:56 PM
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