RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Ryan Adams, Brand New, Langhorne Slim
Label: Spartan Records
“Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of American Opera. More than a record, Small Victories is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronts hopeful reemergence. Sonically, think Manchester Orchestra meets Ryan Adams, Brand New meets Langhorne Slim â€” polished stones in a bed of gravel and grit. The result is a stunning eleven-song rollercoaster exploring a complete spectrum of emotion and experiences. It is an album of dynamics â€” a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive. By the end, weâ€™re reminded that sometimes the small victories were all that mattered in the first place â€” and that the silver linings were not just that after all, but rather small glimpses of a larger hope that can sustain us through even the most miserable of seas.”
– Spartan Records
As is custom for Spartan product, the variants for all of their releases are absolutely gorgeous. Â The rarest variant (pictured above) is limited to just 100, and the other two (pictured below) are limited to 150 and 250. Â Listen to Small Victories below and grab your favorite variant after the ‘buy’ link.
First pressing limited to 500 copies:
â€˘ "Hope" (Milky Clear / Electric Blue Half & Half w/ Aqua Blue, White, and Sea Blue Splatter) (250)
â€˘ "Fear" (Milky Clear / Baby Blue Swirl) (150)
â€˘ "Fight" (Milky Clear / Aqua Blue Quad-Split with White Splatter) (100)
Full color gatefold jacket printed on reverseboard stock with custom baby blue dust jackets.
All orders come with an instant high-quality download of "Monsters Among Men" and a full album download on June 30th.
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