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 — 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 — a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive. By the end, we’re reminded that sometimes the small victories were all that mattered in the first place — 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.  The rarest variant (pictured above) is limited to just 100, and the other two (pictured below) are limited to 150 and 250.  Listen to Small Victories below and grab your favorite variant after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

First pressing limited to 500 copies:
• "Hope" (Milky Clear / Electric Blue Half & Half w/ Aqua Blue, White, and Sea Blue Splatter) (250)
• "Fear" (Milky Clear / Baby Blue Swirl) (150)
• "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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Price $19.99

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