Skip to main content

Christmas Island/Cowabunga Babes 12"/LP and August tour dates

Pretty excited about this one. We haven't played in some time, since last getting back from our tour last October with Wavves, but we couldn't resist the opportunity to head out on a little West Coast jaunt with our good pals Cowabunga Babes and play with some other friends of ours along the way. Just in time for the tour, Volar will be pressing some tour-only copies of the six-song Poisoner 12" (info below) as well as tour-only copies of Cowabunga Babes' debut LP, Going Nowhere.


VOLAR18--Cowabunga Babes--Going Nowhere LP
PREORDER LIMITED EDITION COLOR LP






Once upon a time, Cowabunga Babe Mike Bova lived in San Diego and started Cowabunga Dudes with Lucy Wehrly, teaching her to play some basic drums in the process. When he decided to move to Austin, Lucy started writing songs with her boyfriend (and one of my very best friends) Brian Carver, and Bova recruited some friends in Austin to carry on some of the Dudes songs as the Cowabunga Babes (and really, they are all babes). In that time, they've played a ton of shows, released the Peloso 7" (read the Onion AV Club review), a cassette, Cowabunga Babes vs. the Zoltars, on KILL/HURT, and a split 7" with Woah Hunx. I consider the Babes close friends and great band, and I'm proud to be releasing their debut LP, Going Nowhere. Listen to "Lydia Lunch" below:
COWABUNGA BABES--Lydia Lunch by Volar Records

Here's a nice tour video put together by Babe Cassandra Lee Hamilton:

COWABUNGA BABES - GOING NOWHERE from cassandra lee hamilton on Vimeo.


Watch the video for "Hot Babez" below:

COWABUNGA BABES - HOT BABEZ from cassandra lee hamilton on Vimeo.


Live at Origami Vinyl:

Cowabunga Babes - Beach Babe - Live at Origami Vinyl from plastic pearl on Vimeo.


And you can read this little feature they contributed to about life on the road:
http://tribeza.com/magazine_content/stories-road-cowabunga-babes

Photobucket
VOLAR19--Christmas Island--Poisoner 12"
PREORDER LIMITED EDITION COLOR COPIES:






It's been nearly two years since the release of Christmas Island's debut LP, Blackout Summer, on In the Red Records, as well as the "19"/"29" 7" on Captured Tracks, and just last month we saw the release of the split double 7" with Meth Teeth on Sacred Bones Records, and I couldn't happier to be releasing the six-song Poisoner 12". We're prepping right now for this West Coast tour, and we'll have some tour-only copies available to help put music in your ears and gas in our tank. Listen below to "Poisoner" and "Wendy Jean," and live video shot in Chicago with "Poisoner" and "Wendy Jean".

A1--Poisoner
A2--Wendy Jean
A3--Haunted House
B1--Wild Black Hair
B2--View Thru a Tear
B3--Rat King

Listen to the premiere of "Poisoner" over at Raven Sings the Blues.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND--Poisoner by Volar Records

CHRISTMAS ISLAND--Wendy Jean by Volar Records



TOUR INFO:
Fri. 5th - SMMR BMMR - Portland

Sat. 6th - Pizzafest - Seattle

Sun. 7th - New Frontier - Tacoma

Mon. 8th - The Tube - Portland

Tues. 9th - WE NEED A DAY OFF TO DRIVE YOU JERKS

Weds. 10th -The Knockout - San Francisco (w/Personal and the Pizzas!)

Thurs. 11th - The Blue Lagoon - Santa Cruz

Fri. 12th - Thee Davis Big TV House - Davis

Sat. 13th - Total Trash Fest (Christmas Island) - Oakland

Sun. 14th - Total Trash Fest (Cowabunga Babes) - Oakland

Mon. 15th - Burger Records - Fullerton

Tues. 16th - Studio Danza - Whittier

Weds. 17th - Tower Bar - San Diego

SMMR BMMR info:

SMMR BMMR 2011
AUGUST 5th & 6th at Plan B!
>>>21+<<< BUY TICKETS--> www.smmrbmmr.com

-------------- FRIDAY --------------

PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS
YOUTHBITCH
COWABUNGA BABES
MEAN JEANS
CHRISTMAS ISLAND
ROCK AND ROLL ADVENTURE KIDS
CHARLES ALBRIGHT
PEACH KELLI POP
THERAPISTS

THE MOONHEARTS
BLOOD BEACH

-------------- SATURDAY--------------

KING TUFF
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
THE TRASHIES
AUDACITY
YUNG MUMS
TRMRS
KETAMINES
GRAVYS DROP
GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH
KNIFEY SPOONY
CÉCILIA UND DIE SAUERKRAUTS
GHOST MOM

AND MORE TO COME!!!

------------------------
! SIZZLE PIE PIZZA !

Pizza Fest commercial:



This 3 day event happens on Aug 4, 5 & 6. Full schedule will be announced soon! Tickets available at http://www.brownpaperticke​ts.com/event/183313
$6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday or $25 for a three day pass.

BIG MARIO's Pizza will be slinging slices as fast as you can stuff em in you pie hole!

Beer, booze, rock n roll, and pizza. good times!

Oh, and bands, too!

PIZZA FEST 2011!
Funhouse
Seattle, WA

Thurs 8/4 - Pizzafest Day 1
TacocaT
Pudding Pops
Tit Pig
Stickers
Apollos
Manic Attracts
Slutever
8pm, $6 / $25 3 day pass

Fri 8/5 - Pizzafest Day 2
King Tuff
Shannon and the Clams
The Trashies
The Audacity
Rayon Beach
LoveTan
John Wesley Coleman III
7pm, $12 / $25 3 day pass

Sat 8/6 - Pizzafest Day 3
Personal and the Pizzas
Coconut Coolouts
Fungi Girls
Apache
10:00pm pizza eating contest (out door)
Peach Kelli Pop
Dizzy Eyes
Christmas Island
Cowabunga Babes
Witch Gardens
6pm, $12 / $25 3 day pass


Total Trash Fest:
Friday August 12th @ LOBOT GALLERY, Oakland CA
Total Trash 3!!! presents:
TOTAL TRASH ART SHOW WITH:
KING TUFF
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
TRASHIES
WOUNDED LION
AUDACITY
9PM, ALL AGES, $10


Saturday August 13th @ DUKE'S R&B, Oakland CA
Total Trash 3!!! presents:
KING TUFF
AUDACITY
EAT SKULL
CHRISTMAS ISLAND
MANTLES
TROPICAL SLEEP
9PM, 21+, $10


Sunday August 14th @ TBA, Oakland CA
Total Trash 3!!! Presents:
MOM
GUITAR MAGAZINE
COWABUNGA BABES
KNIFEY SPOONEY
SPENCY DUDE AND THE DOODLES
DIRTY CUPCAKES
4PM BBQ DAY SHOW, ALL AGES

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Flat Worms 7" on Marc Riley's (of the Fall) Best of 2016 BBC 6 show, Oh Boland LP on Pitchfork's Best of 2016, Susan LP on Dirty Laundry TV's Best of 2016, Teach Me 7" on ListenSD's Best of 2016

Happy holidays, all, hope you get through them okay. I know this can be a strange time of year for a number of you, myself included. Happy to be here to share some mighty fine recent news in the land of Volar. Marc Riley, one of the originally songwriters in the Fall, has a BBC 6 show, and just last week discovered the debut 7" by Flat Worms on Volar. He says some very kind words here about the nine-minute mark, played them again the next day, and then included them in his best of 2016 show this past Monday. We're down to the last few of our black vinyl copies. Also this past week, Pitchfork put out its list of

Matt Lamkin mini-tour w/ Hot Snakes! Oh Boland UK tour w/ Protomartyr! New Susan 7"! New shirts! New totes!

Hey there! Gonna keep this one to the point, about to head up to Long Beach for the first part of this Matt Lamkin mini-tour w/ Hot Snakes.


Have you heard Matt's record we put out earlier this year? It's stellar, and it's only $10 for limited orange vinyl.

Oh Boland also heads out on tour this coming weekend with another of our favorite bands Protomartyr. Their debut LP Spilt Milk has just been repressed on limited yellow for only $10. Pick up tickets for the show at Protomartyr's web site.






Following their debut "Just Call It" 7" from three years ago and their debut LP Never Enough last year, LA power-pop trio Susan are back with another 7" EP, TV Girls. Preorder limited color vinyl, out 12/08/17/, and listen to "Little Notes."

We made new shirts! Hot pink Volar logo and dark grey. We also now have tote bags, our logo on navy blue. Buy the shirt for $15, the tote for $8, or order them together for $20.

K THANKS BYE


OUT SOON! Ice Balloons - Fiesta debut LP (members of TV on the Radio, Samiam, Surfbort, Midnight Masses), OUT NOW! Tracy Bryant "Parachute" 7"! Silver Shadows "You Were Right" video!

Hi there, it's been a bit. How are you? Hope your anxiety in these trying times isn't totally out of control. Take a breath. Let's listen to some tunes.



First up, the fine folks at Stereogum were nice enough to premiere "Calypso Heartworm," the first track released from the upcoming debut LP Fiesta by Ice Balloons, comprised of Kyp Malone/TV on the Radio, Sean Kennerly/Samiam, Sean Powell/fuckemos/Surfbort, Giselle Reiber/Midnight Masses, and other noise-making friends. The LP will be out on Volar 08/11, and limited color copies can be preorder at the Bandcamp link below.

Listen/DL/preorder on Bandcamp

Listen on Soundcloud

Ice Balloons are a New York supergroup that count TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Samiam’s Sean Kennerly, Fuckemos’ Sean Powell, and Midnight Masses’ Giselle Reiber amongst its members. Oh, and they’re fronted by a giant golden fly.

“I spent four days high in the mountains of Colorado suffering from altitude sickness, unable to breathe properly…