Spirit Award "Mountain" Press Round-Up

Look no further for a compilation of Spirit Award’s Currency feedback and info:

Paste Magazine (May 31) - includes details on Currency in their Record Time monthly feature - “sparkling tunes” from “a powerful record for a great cause.”

The Tape Deck (May 22) - review of Currency - “yet another solid offering from an accomplished, confident psych-rock band that has avenues yet to pursue.”

KEXP (May 16) - premiere of “Is It Enough?” and feature on Currency - “it seems the path [to enlightenment] might be simpler…care for each other and speak up for people who can’t speak up for themselves. Is it enough? Let’s give it a try and see what happens.”

Paige Backstage (May 16) - interview telling the stories of Spirit Award, Currency, and Share It Music - “here they are, truly putting in the work to make a difference.”

Phluff (April 18) - interview with Spirit Award and Share It Music detailing Currency release - “‘Mountain’ is a perfect mixture of fuzzy spaced out ambience, psychedelic riffy goodness, and driving, impactful vocals.”

Last Day Deaf (March 28) - “Mountain” certified as a Fresh n’ Green highlight of the week

Earmilk (March 21) - offers a listen link and review of “Mountain” - “big and in-your-face…packed with attitude from start to finish,” thus “full of angst and tension” and “nearly impossible to sit still to.”

fourculture (March 20) - profilesMountain” as “yet another step forward in the evolution of Spirit Award…with quite possibly their most impressive effort to date.”

Alt Citizen (March 20) - describes Currency’s 2 tracks as “beautiful and vast” and delves deep to observe that Spirit Award’s “inherent humanity is what makes the band such a great fit for this partnership [with Mary’s Place and Share It Music].”

electric sound of joy (March 20) - shares a listen link to “Mountain” - concisely characterized as “psych rock of significant quality.”

come here floyd (March 22) - includes “Mountain” in their daily 415 Indie Fascination round-up

Power of Pop (March 27) - gives a “Mountain” listen link and brief preview of “Is It Enough?

The Arbiter (March 23) - details Spirit Award’s “triumphant return to Treefort [Music Fest]”

Spirit Award shares "Mountain" from upcoming 7" single Currency

It's new music to love!

We’re brimming with excitement to share that Seattle indie-psych trio Spirit Award have released a new single “Mountain,” now available to stream everywhere. “Mountain” is the A side of the band’s upcoming 7” vinyl Currency - out this May. We're proud to say that the release comes in partnership with us, Share It Music, and that Spirit Award have chosen to share a portion of proceeds from Currency with Mary’s Place a fellow Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to "provide safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness." To that end, Currency's two tracks revolve around the ideas of affordability, greed, and the wealth gap. Spirit Award are coming off their recently released album Muted Crowd, which drew high critical praise.

"Share It's vision of what they want to do for bands, people, and giving back to the community was very exciting and inspiring,” explains vocalist Daniel Lyon. “We are thrilled to be putting this out on a nonprofit label, and giving 25% of proceeds to Mary's Place. We named the release Currency because the two songs center around greed, the struggle to have affordable housing, and the large wealth gap that we see/feel personally in Seattle, but also in cities throughout the country and beyond. As artists working in a city with prices ceaselessly increasing, we are often forced to work many hours at multiple jobs in order to maintain the ability to afford to live, making it ever harder to find time and support as artists. This art is the 'currency' that matters most to us, and we want to find ways to use it to bring positivity to people’s lives.”

In addition to releasing new music, after a stint at Treefort Music Fest, Spirit Award will head out for a stretch of European and Moroccan tour dates in April - all of which can be found here.

Please join us in welcoming Spirit Award to the Share It Music family!