Former At The Drive In members known as Sparta have released their first song in six years. The song is titled Chemical Feel and you can listen/download here. I assume the song will be featured on an upcoming release, I don’t know if there is actually one in production, but I would assume so. It would seem like this release is coming at a perfect time considering how Sparta has always been kind of forgotten but are now back in the spotlight with the $$$ grab At The Drive In reunion.
Chemical Feel comes off as sounding like a second-rate Thrice B-side. It’s not bad or anything but it’s very consistent with the level of mediocrity that Sparta is known for producing. I wouldn’t listen to this on my own, but at the same time, if a chick I was dating put it on, I wouldn’t scramble to turn it off. Fuck it, Jim Ward should just do what’s in his best interest financially, and try to keep At The Drive In touring….
— Josh Huddleston