Jim Ward and Tony Hajjar are making 2012 really count. Not only are they “sort of” back with At The Drive-In, but they’ve also strung together a Sparta comeback, as well. Currently, the Texas rockers are at work on their long-awaited followup to 2006’s Threes, and we now have a first listen of what they’ve been cooking up (via Alternative Press). “Chemical Feel” is the band’s first track in six years and it’s fully stocked with the carbon-wrapped distortion they’ve championed for over a decade. What’s more, Ward has skewed away from his more somber attire – as exhibited with last year’s solo album – and sounds aggressive once more. Grab it below.
This month, Sparta will hit the road for a handful of dates and you can find the complete docket below.
Sparta 2012 Tour Dates:
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05/22 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
05/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
05/26 – El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival
05/27 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk