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THIS WEEK IN VOLAR NEWS: TROP POP INTVW. W/IMPOSE, VICE LA SHOW & PSYCHEDELIC FURS SHOW, TAR HALOS DIGITAL ALBUM, SOFT RIOT RADIO SHOW, WINDOW TWINS IN LES INROCKS

It's admittedly been a pretty exciting time around these parts as of late, and this week alone stands as a testament to that.  I couldn't be happier to be working with all of these folks. 

Below you'll fink links and info regarding Tar Halos' just-released digital s/t album (with their Wine Hand LP on the way); an interview with Tim Hines of Tropical Popsicle and info regarding their shows this week for Vice up in LA and at Belly Up with Psychedelic Furs (!); Soft Riot's guest-spot on the great online radio show, Church of Broken Language, highlighting the best in current and classic synth/darkwave/post-punk/etc.; and Window Twins' write-up in one of the leading French music sites, Les inRocks.



First up, San Diego's noisy, dark psych/punk act Tar Halos, comprised of members of Riververb, Sugarrush Railroad, and Spirit Photography.  Their long-in-the-works debut vinyl LP, Wine Hand, has gone through a number of permutations over the course of this year, but …

Shannon and the Clams/Audacity/the Nerves tribute/Tropical Popsicle records

Happy to finally announce that, amidst plenty of frustration with my pressing plant, the Shannon and the Clams "Gremlins Crawl" b/w "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane cover--stream both tracks below), the limited color repress of Audacity's "Ears and Eyes" 7" EP, the limited color repress of the Nerves tribute LP, and the limited color repress of the Tropical Popsicle's--"Beach With no Footprints" 7", are all finally on their way and will be shipping next week when I get back in town.  Have a listen to everything below, peruse our store at volarrecords.bigcartel.com to purchase the mailorder color copies of some of these titles, and thanks for your patience.

This 7" is part of a three-at-once release along with 1-2-3-4-Go! Records out of SF and Surfin' Ki out of Italy, who will be releasing the "Ozma" b/w "Angel Baby" 7" and "Ozma" b/w "Muppet Babies" 7", respectively…

Window Twins video/track premieres and LP preorder

Window Twins' sophomore LP, Wish, is out now on cassette over at Crash Symbols, and due out soon on vinyl on Volar.  Preorder the limited-color, mailorder-only vinyl here and receive an advance digital download of the album.

Catch the premiere for "Two Left Feet," directed by BrokenMachineFilms.com, the second video off of the sophomore Window Twins (Tim Cohen--Fresh and Onlys/Magic Trick, Jon Bernson--Exray's/ Ray's Vast Basement) LP, Wish, out October 16th on vinyl via Volar and cassette via Crash Symbols, over at Impose Magazine (or just watch it below).  Preorder the limited-color, mailorder vinyl LP for $14 here, the cassette for $5 here, and both as a set for $16 here.  Listen to some already posted stuff below, including affiliated projects, and read Pitchfork's just-posted glowing review of the new Fresh and Onlys LP, Long Slow Dance, out yesterday on Mexican Summer.

From our press release:

SF-based Window Twins, the joint project of Jon Bernson (Exra…