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NEW RELEASES

The label's first releases since late last year are about ready to go out.  You can order to the right of this page, and listen to various tracks from these and other upcoming releases at the Volar Myspace.

New Releases from Volar Records—6X2X12” (Canada vs. USA), Black Orphan 7” EP, Audacity 7” EP

6X2X12” Canada vs. USA split 12”, feat. Defektors, O Voids, and Sharp Ends from Canada, and Ale Mania, Beaters, and Spirit Photography from the US--100 on white vinyl, 400 on black.  $10 for color, $9 for black.

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This long-in-development compilation is finally seeing the light of day.  Featuring three of Canada’s best post-punk acts coupled with three of San Diego’s, this 12” highlights the common ground that acts in both countries share.  Defektors deliver a blast of punk energy with “Not the One”; O Voids contribute their lurching “Crawling Machine”; hot off their Hozac and Mammoth Cave Records 7”, Sharp Ends debuts their best track yet, “Whiteout”, a scorching, noisy post-punk anthem.  On the US side, San Diego’s Ale Mania follow up their Volar Records and Hell Yes! Records 7”s with the great, chaotic “Fawkus”; Beaters offer up the pulsating “They Don’t Really Care About Us”; and Spirit Photography turn in their first new track since their Sacred Bones 7”, “Where is the Light”.  45 RPM, 100 on white vinyl, 400 on black, all handmade covers.


Black Orphan 4-song 7” EP--100 on grey vinyl, 400 on black.  $6 for color, $5 for black.

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This 7” from a sometimes-Spits member offers up four great tracks of dark synth/drum machine—meets Chrome punk weirdness.  Think Blank Dogs with a more punk sensibility, and you might have some idea.  45 RPM, 100 on grey, 400 on black.


Audacity 4-song 7” EP (co-release w/ I Hate Rock n Roll)--100 on purple vinyl, 400 on black.  $6 for color, $5 for black.

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Considered one of the best rising young bands in Southern California, Audacity’s power-pop/punk energy has been leaving crowds floored and more than a little envious of how a group of under-21 dudes can whip themselves and their audience into a frenzy.  EP opener “Ears and Eyes” is one of the best jams I’ve heard all year.  There’s some magic going on with that Burger Records camp our of Fullerton…

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