Sparta announced details of their new self-titled album and shared two songs from it – listen to “Mind Over Matter” and “Spiders” below.
The Texas duo, featuring former At The Drive-In guitarist Jim Ward, will follow up their 2020 LP ‘Trust The River’ on October 14 via Dine Alone.
The new album is launched with its first two singles, which feature a special guest singer.
Kayleigh Goldsworthy takes part in ‘Mind Over Matter’, and Angélica García appears in ‘Spiders’.
Listen to both tracks below.
Discussing the new record, Ward said in a statement: “This new record is a starting point for the band, with all the love and respect of the last 20 years – it was time to shed some things, let go of some baggage and one forge new. way. [Su compañero de banda] Matt [Miller] and I have a clear vision for the future and it starts now. We’ve recorded the Sparta album with a bunch of friends, new and old, and we couldn’t be happier – this record is so loved and I can’t wait for people to hear it.
He added: “It was really important for me to go beyond the music I was making before and let go of the ‘rules’ that I thought were. until I sent them a message asking if they were wanting to join me on this new record – it’s been really exciting during a stressful time.”
Ahead of the album’s release, The Get Up Kids will be on a US tour starting tonight (August 22).