Hi there, folks. It's been WAAAAYYYY longer than we've realized since we've posted any news here. We tend to keep up more with our Facebook page, Instagram, and our newsletters: and unfortunately this here site gets forgotten all too often. So we're here now to tell you about our recent releases!
Following a cassette on Burger Records and 7” on Volar Records, Something to Cry About is the debut LP by San Diego kinda punk/kinda pretty quartet Teenage Burritos, a co-release between Burger and Volar (whose owner Craig Oliver was in Christmas Island with Burritos guitarist Brian Carver and drummer Lucy Wehrly). Singer/bassist Kirsten Gundrel and guitarist Kevin Gist round out the band, one that leans in to noisy punk like the lead-off track “Flytrap” and the Black Flag cover “Paralyzed,” to more …
Volar welcomes San Diego d-beat hardcore group Therapy to its roster with the band's debut self-titled album. The one-sided 12" is etched on the reverse, with the first pressing limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.
In honor of the band's debut LP, Volar is also repressing their debut 7" EP on limited silver vinyl. The first run on both turquoise and green vinyl is almost gone.
Also arriving next month is the second cassette album by Seattle-via-NYC one-man act The Molds, Saltine, following the project's debut cassette, Black Mold, back in April.
So, uh, it’s Wednesday, a few days into this year’s SXSW chaos, and I’m late. Not because I’m there (third year in a row I haven’t made it out) but just because. No big reason. However, a few Volar bands are out there, and they have a few shows there and some tour dates after, so, you know, here you go. Susan, Lazy, Growwing Pains (we’re in talks to release something soon), Viet Cong (same), Destruction Unit, they’re all playing this week (and, in some cases, upcoming weeks as well). Info below! Susan, whose “Just Call It” 7” we released back in the fall and which is still garnering some great reviews (see below), are a few days into their SXSW tour. Read and listen and keep an eye out for these dates. Just out some good recent reviews here and here. Stream the full “Just Call It” EP on Soundcloud Limited green & gold vinyl at our Bandcamp And at our webstore
Lazy are also under the big black Texas sun this week, with plenty of copies of the “Soft Sheets”/”Don’t Die” 7” we just release…