Spartan Fidelity

Spartan Fidelity

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Emerging from the depths of Remy Zero to create a band free from the confines of a major label. Introducing Spartan Fidelity - the former vocalist and lead guitarist of one of music's most respected underground bands.

Biography

Before Cinjun and Shelby were Spartan Fidelity, they were in Hollywood, and as members of Remy Zero, walking and sleeping on Sunset and Vine. They wrote songs about where they were, "The Villa Elaine" and how it felt, "Save Me". Mostly due to the smog, Remy Zero ended and in order to finally escape the desperation megapolis, Cinjun and Shelby rented a car and drove and drove - mostly Cinjun - and then recorded some sounds in a shack in Tennessee. They were called Spartan Fidelity then. Spartan Fidelity is just Cinjun and Shelby with old computers, and maybe a drummer once in a while. Their first CD, on Excavation Records, is Excava-11.

Chuck Mindenhall of the Village Voice writes, "Spartan Fidelity is the larger canvas for the brothers Cinjun and Shelby Tate, a glorious, sad, vertically reaching portrait signed in blood. A colossal album from the first, Excava-11 extracts the sub rosa elements of Remy Zero's "Twister," and the haunting tremolo of Villa Elaine's more abstract numbers ("Life in Rain", "Motorcycle") and comes together through the earth-worn sensibilities of the Tates. From the three-tiered opening into the heartbreaking "Pinpoint" to the brilliant Velvet Goldmine-esque "Such Green Velvet Pants" to the slightly ominous "Locust" -- each song bleeds into the next -- and every one of them gets you in the gut. It's an intricate album full of wonder."

While the end of Remy Zero was in Spartan Fidelity's destiny � it paved the road for Shelby and Cinjun's foundation to grow into fruition. Weaving a unique soundscape that launches each listener into it�s journey, Spartan Fidelity now create a brew of delights anew. They make no excuses. They are free from boundaries. The music speaks for itself. It�s had almost 20 years to ponder its vision and it's got a story to tell.

As for the journey ahead, Spartan Fidelity are soon to release more of these sounds and tour in a strange lean fashion. They will go to small cities and giant ones and a few countries beside the U.S. Spartan Fidelity tour dates will be announced very soon, as well as their mode of transportation and unique identifying markings.

Lyrics

PINPOINT

Written By: Copyright 2004 Spartan Fidelity

pinned to the earth like the scars in my hand aren't you sun?
spills from your mouth and says wanna live the life I'd begun
a house overgrown like no one lived here at all
oh watch what you say don't say and don't say what you seen here this far at all
hear the call

so hold your lamps low
near the stairs where the dogs won't go
the air weighs a ton, what have we become now?
what have we become?
what have we done?
what have I done?
we live for the run
what have we become?
what have I done?
falling down

so hold your lamps low
near the stairs where the dogs won't go
the air weighs a ton
what have we done now?
what have we become?
what have we done?
what have I done?
we live for the run
what have we become
what have I done?
falling down

SUCH GREEN VELVET PANTS

Written By: Copyright 2004 Spartan Fidelity

there was your first mistake
you let it get too far away
and now you can see the snakes
crawling up behind you
there with your baby face
the taste you took is all it takes

we are only moving by remote control
find your place to rest
come on out and show me something no one knows
finally take your test

uncover your eyes oh no
there is someone moving close
your outta the chime
live with the endtime
half a normal life

everyone is moving by remote control
find your place to rest
no one will remember how the ending goes
this time I will take the test
take the test


2nd SUN

Written By: Copyright 2004 Spartan Fidelity

come on out and see the circus
and breathe with some friends
we'll try the get the cops to search us
they're always looking for the chance

tell me what you hide in your makeup
i need to come down
quiet or the dogs will wake up
and they'll come smash this thing we found

second sun
under the grinning gun
those seconds melt away
second sun
the wonder of only one
more sunrise today

just listen to the sound of the morning
it's like nothing else
the miracle is in the smiling
it's how you smile all by yourself

second sun
under the grinning gun
those seconds melt away
second sun
the wonder of only one
more sunrise today

Discography

Excava-11 - Released 2004, Excavation Records
Broken Drum - Released 2004, Excavation Records
Singles - Released 2005, Excavation Records (Today, Stupid Kid, Sad Goodbye)
Airplay several stations including KCRW, WXPN, WRAX, WGRD, KTSW, 99X

Set List

A bevy of Spartan Fidelity material as well as some Remy Zero tunes.