24 August, 2010

Sale! on VOLAR01-VOLAR04

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For a short time, VOLAR01-04 are marked at a $1 off to help make room for the new records.

LIMITED COLOR REPRESS!
VOLAR01/SSR10
Beaters “Fishage” 7”

Here we have a limited color repress of the sold out debut 7” of San Diego’s Beaters, a split release with Single Screen Records, springs from the ashes of San Diego punk/soul/garage legends the Sess, comprising three members of that band.  Lead by Jeremy Rojas, their brand of “pre-apocalyptic” mutant-punk fuses early-80s punk with a gamut of paranoia and weirdness, and live the band stands out as a true propulsive force.  They’re doing some West Coast dates with Spirit Photography in mid-December, and more dates in February.  The “White Hate” 7” is available from Zoo Music, the label run by Brandon from the Crocodiles and Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, and below you can find the debut 7” of Ale Mania, comprised of the same 3/5 members from the Sess, but this time lead by their drummer, Andrew Montoya, fusing punk, funk, and new wave paranoia.
Myspace.com/wearebeaters
http://vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/2009/07/three-cheers-for-beaters.html
http://stereogum.com/archives/mp3/new-beaters-fishage_090471.html

LIMITED COLOR REPRESS!
VOLAR02
Dan Melchior Und das Menace/Fresh and Onlys split 7”

These mutual fans couldn’t resist working together, which lead to this great 7” featuring two songs each by the respective artists.  Melchior has continued his winning streak lately with the Obscured by Fuzz LP and the Thankyou Very Much LP, along with a host of 7”s, which have helped to continue has standing as an underground garage legend to goes back to his days playing with Billy Childish and Holly Golightly.  The Fresh and Onlys can only continue to rise lately, what with the very well-received Grey-Eyed Girls LP on Woodsist and a forthcoming record on In the Red, and yet another national tour, including a few dates that will see them paired with Melchior, and even bigger plans in their future.
www.myspace.com/dasmenace
www.myspace.com/thefreshonlys

LIMITED EDITION OF 500
VOLAR03
Ratas del Vaticano “Chido” 7” EP

Here we have four songs by the great Monterrey, Mexico punk band, their first release after their Siltbreeze-released LP Mocosos Pateticos, their Killed By Death-meets-Dead Moon punk winning over audiences across the US.  They have another LP on the way in Spring 2010 on HBSP-2X, and were featured recently on the cover of Maximum Rock n Roll.  Along with their neighbors Los Llamarados, XYX, and Inservibles, Ratas play a large part in the recent resurgence of Mexican punk and general musical weirdness that has caught on this side of the border.
www.myspace.com/ratasdelvaticano

LIMITED EDITION OF 500
VOLAR04
Ale Mania “Lustful Fistful” 7”

Made up of the same 3/5 of the Sess that make up Beaters, here we have the drummer for both of those bands, Andrew Montoya, taking the lead with his own fusion of late-70s funk, 60s psych, and 80s punk and new wave.  Pulling from a similar paranoia-induced vein as Beaters, Ale Mania trades that band’s angry nature with a sense of dancing away the fear and sadness, with some room for fun creeping in here and there.
www.myspace.com/wearealemania

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