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When On the Drive-In announced a hiatus in March 2001, co-founder Jim Ward (vocals/electric guitar) instantly started dealing with bandmates Paul Hinojos (electric guitar) and Tony Hajjar (drums) beneath the Sparta moniker. Un Paso indigenous and Belknap bassist Matt Miller became a member of the band almost a year later. In just a calendar year, the punk-inspired four-piece acquired a cope with Dreamworks, and in March 2002, released the Austere EP. Five a few months later, Sparta released the full-length, Wiretap Marks. The band came back two years afterwards using the ambitious Porcelain, and UNITED STATES tours implemented into 2005. IN-MAY of that calendar year, the music group announced the departure of founding member Paul Hinojos, and before year’s end, ex-Engine Down/Denali guitarist Keeley Davis was put into the lineup. A cope with Hollywood implemented in early 2006, leading to the record Threes that same calendar year. Ward in addition has recorded with Un Paso poet Bobby Byrd for the 2006 cooperation How Will WE REALIZE When We’re Deceased.

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Full Name Sparta
Music Songs Cut Your Ribbon, Breaking the Broken, Taking Back Control, While Oceana Sleeps, Erase It Again, Glasshouse Tarot, Guns of Memorial Park, Mye, Cataract, Red Alibi, Travel by Bloodline, Lines in Sand, Each Brave Eye, Farewell Ruins, La Cerca, Untreatable Disease, Born and Buried, Death in the Family, Echodyne Harmonic, Assemble the Empire, Sans Cosm, Unstitch Your Mouth, Hiss the Villain, RX Coup, Vacant Skies, From Now to Never, End Moraine, Tensioning, Collapse, Light Burns Clear, The Most Vicious Crime, Syncope
Albums Threes, Live at La Zona Rosa 3.19.04, Porcelain, Wiretap Scars, Austere

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