Spartan Records Celebrate Anniversary with Free Sampler

spartan_sampler cover artSeattle based label Spartan Records, which is home to a diverse roster of bands like Kiska, Lucky Scars and My God, It’s Full of Stars are celebrating their 30th release with a free 20 song sampler, Kind of Awesome. 

The sampler can be streamed here and you can check out the track list below.

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Kiska Sign With Spartan Records, Detail New LP

KiskaPhiladelphia alt-punks Kiska (formerly known as Desoto Jones) have joined the Spartan Records family. The quartet’s first release for their new label will be their self titled debut full length, due to drop in the autumn. Brothers Owen and Adam Staszewski (who share vocal and guitar duties) have said this about the band’s name change:

“It evoked an image in our heads of an isolated place separated by water from an already cold and isolated place [Alaska],” (said Adam) “The mood and sound of the album is also a reflection of the name [Kiska] — heavy, majestic, desolate, and ominous,” (adds his brother Owen).