Sparta Announce First New Album In 14 Years 'Trust The River', Share New Song Believe

Jon Stickler 24 January 2020

Sparta will return with their first new album in over a decade this spring.

The Jim Ward-led band will put out 'Trust The River' on April 10 via Dine Alone Records, their first for the label, following up 'Threes' which arrived way back in 2006.

Since then, they've been on hiatus while the former At the Drive In member focused on his Sleepercar project, though they have dropped a couple of standalone singles.

Alongside the album announcement, the El Paso band have confirmed a run of US dates for spring and shared a new song called Believe, which features extra guitars from Chicano Batman's Carlos Arevalo and comes with a James Arrabito-directed music video capturing the group rehearsing and recording. Ward said:

"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."

Believe follows the previously shared Graveyard Luck, which will also appear on the tracklist following its release back in 2017.


'Trust The River' tracklist:

1. Class Blue
2. Cat Scream
3. Turquoise Dream
4. Spirit Away
5. Believe
6. Graveyard Luck
7. Dead End Signs
8. Miracle
9. Empty House
10. No One Can Be Nowhere

Sparta Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu April 23 2020 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Bottom of the Hill (USA)
Fri April 24 2020 - LOS ANGELES California - Troubadour (USA)
Sat April 25 2020 - SAN DIEGO California - Soda Bar (USA)
Wed April 29 2020 - NEW YORK New York - Mercury Lounge (USA)
Thu April 30 2020 - NEW YORK New York - Mercury Lounge (USA)
Fri May 01 2020 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Boot and Saddle (USA)
Sat May 02 2020 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Boot and Saddle (USA)
Sun May 03 2020 - SOMERVILLE Massachusetts - ONCE Ballroom (USA)

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