Sparta (Ex-At The Drive In) Premiere “Miracle” Video

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have premiered a new video for their new song “Miracle.” This track is from the band’s new album “Trust The River,” which will be released on April 10.

Jim Ward told Consequence Of Sound the following:

“(Once in the studio) I had all the parts to a song that was being written in the moment…we rehearsed it through twice, then recorded a version to listen back to. That version is what you hear now- we never touched it again.

It was an experience I’ve never had before, a song exploding into existence and never looking back….it’s inspired by a fictional timeless romance that’s not been allowed. Lovers who, for whatever reason, can’t share a home or a life. Maybe the lovers are in a time when interracial or interfaith or homosexual relationships are forbidden – but the tag of the song is ‘sometimes miracles come late.’

As in – don’t give up on the love, don’t give up on the faith, don’t give up on hope – don’t give up on the song.”

Sparta (Ex-At The Drive In) Premiere “Empty Houses” Video

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have premiered a new video for their new song “Empty Houses.” This track is from the band’s new album “Trust The River,” which will be released on April 10.

Jim Ward commented:

“Our bass player Matt Miller brought in the completed music and lyrical concept for ‘Empty Houses‘ and I fell in love with it – I worked out the final lyrics and vocals pretty quickly in the studio with David Garza bouncing lines back and forth.

The idea centers around the void left by the market crash and what became of the houses left vacant. We wanted to capture some of that anxiety and fear that must have surrounded those times and try to imagine how to cope.”

Tour Dates:

04/23 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
04/24 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
04/25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04/29 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/30 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05/01 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05/03 Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom
05/08 Austin, TX – Mohawk (feat. Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)
05/09 Austin, TX – Mohawk (feat. Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)
05/10 Austin, TX – Mohawk (feat. Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)

Sparta (Ex-At The Drive In) Premiere “Believe” Video

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have premiered a new video for their new song “Believe.” This track is from the band’s new album “Trust The River,” which will be released on April 10. Jim Ward commented:

“‘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.”

“Trust The River” Track Listing:

01. “Class Blue”
02. “Cat Scream””
03. “Turquoise Dream”
04. “Spirit Away”
05. “Believe”
06. “Graveyard Luck”
07. “Dead End Signs”
08. “Miracle”
09. “Empty Houses”
10. “No One Can Be Nowhere”

Tour Dates:

04/23 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
04/24 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
04/25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04/29 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/30 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05/01 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05/03 Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom

Sparta Announce November U.S. Dates

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have announced some November U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

11/12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
11/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n Grill
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

Sparta Premiere New Song “Cat Scream”, Announce Summer Tour

Sparta, the band led by Jim Ward (ex-At The Drive In), have premiered a new song titled “Cat Scream.” You can check that out below, along with dates for the group’s summer tour:

Tour Dates:

05/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05/11 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
05/12 Fresno, CA – Strummers
05/13 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
05/15 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
05/16 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
05/17 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
07/05 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
07/06 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
07/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/09 Boise, ID – Neurolux
07/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07/11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
07/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
08/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/11 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
08/12 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/15 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
08/16 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
08/17 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/18 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

[via Brooklyn Vegan]