05 May, 2012

VARIOUS LIMITED COLOR REPRESSES

Repress a handful of titles, with some limited color copies thrown in there.  Check the Soundcloud link above to listen to stuff, check the store link to buy 'em.

VOLAR17--DIGITAL LEATHER--INFINITE SUN 12"--$14

After seeing releases on Goner, Shattered, and Fat Possum, S. Foree of Digital Leather began working on his next LP, only to see his friend and manager, Jay Reatard, pass away suddenly. His deal with Fat Possum expired, he fired his booking agent and publicist, and retreated to Berlin for some much needed time away. Over time he began working again via a Kickstarter campaign that allowed him to purchase the gear he needed to record in various locales (i.e. various friends' bedrooms), and this mini-LP, Infinite Sun, shows Foree at his sharpest, tongue-somewhat-in-cheekily misanthropic and creating a batch of his best songs yet. "I intended Infinite Sun to sound like music you could travel through space to," he told me, and it makes perfect sense. The highlight of the record, "Sea of Hate," was, according to Foree, co-written by Jay Reatard post-mortem in a dream. Cover art by Brian Carver (Christmas Island/Spirit Photography).
40 red copies still available

VOLAR18--UZI RASH--I WAS 30 IN 2012--$14

Oakland's finest mutant-punkers Uzi Rash deliver their fourth (and arguable best) LP, I Was 30 in 2012. 
A handful of color copies on red still available, 50 blue repress copies on the way.

VOLAR15--LENGUAS LARGAS--ESE CULITO--ONE-SIDED 12"--$10

Here's another long-in-the-works release that Isaac from LL and I have been talking about since the birth of the label. March just saw them release their great self-titled LP on Recess Records/Tic Tac Totally, and Isaac sent me the five great tracks that make up this 12" around that time. Taken from the Recess site, "Lenguas Largas are from Tucson, AZ. Featuring members of Swing Ding Amigos, the Blacks, Shark Pants, Treepeople, Digital Leather, Sexy so you know they aren?t messing around."

VOLAR11--ALE MANIA--A, WHO SINGS THAT BEAT?--$14 (or as part of a two-pack with Beaters' 'Fishage' LP for $20)

After talking about this for close to two years, Ale Mania's debut LP, A, Who Sings That Beat? is finally done and off at the presses. After the demise of San Diego garage/punk/soul legends The Sess, guitarist/singer Jeremy Rojas went on to create Beaters, with the Sess's Andrew Montoya on drums and Aldo Bustos on keys, while Andrew starting writing and recording as Ale Mania, taking care of drums/bass/most vox, with Rojas on guitar and some vox. The Sess was my favorite band in San Diego while they were around, and as sad as I was about their demise, I couldn't be happier with the work that Andrew and Jeremy have been putting into both new projects. Beaters and Ale Mania started right as Volar was in its beginning stages, and they're largely responsible for why I wanted to start a label in the first place. Here's hoping that my friends keep cranking out genius stuff.


VOLAR13--DESTRUCTION UNIT--SONORAN LP--$14

Here's another long-in-the-works release that Isaac from LL and I have been talking about since the birth of the label. March just saw them release their great self-titled LP on Recess Records/Tic Tac Totally, and Isaac sent me the five great tracks that make up this 12" around that time. Taken from the Recess site, "Lenguas Largas are from Tucson, AZ. Featuring members of Swing Ding Amigos, the Blacks, Shark Pants, Treepeople, Digital Leather, Sexy so you know they aren?t messing around."

50 limited red copies available


VOLAR08--UNDER THE COVERS VOL. 2: A TRIBUTE TO PAUL COLLINS, PETER CASE, AND JACK LEE (OF THE NERVES)--$14

Eighteen bands covering various works of the pop-punk legends.  I was lucky enough to catch Paul and Peter twice during their brief, three-week, over-before-it-was-supposed-to-be-and-will-never-happen-again tour together back in March.  Hunx and his Punx, Personal and the Pizzas, White Fence, Davila 666, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, the Moonhearts, and more.

50 copies on red.

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