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 Records owner Craig Oliver (ME), right, w/ Ice Balloons at Helmuth Projects)
Although I've been regularly sending out newsletters, turns out that it's been nearly FOUR MONTHS since I've posted here. I'll try to keep it brief.
Out now: Volar has been incredibly honored to have released the debut LP Fiesta by NYC noise-rock supergroup Ice Balloons, counting amongst their ranks Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Sean Kennerly of Samiam, Sean Powell and Dani Miller of Surfbort, and Dan Scinta of Wild Yaks. The band is currently wrapping up their US tour, the album is available on limited teal vinyl, only $12.
Last year, Volar was also lucky enough to release the debut 7" by my friends in LA trio Flat Worms, comprised of Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated, Will Ivy solo), Tim Hellman (currently Thee Oh Sees, formerly of Ty Segall & Sic Alps), and Justin Sullivan, who spent years in the Babies and then backing his Babies bandmate Kevin …
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.