24 October, 2012

Audacity/Big Eyes split 7" on Volar and US tour!

I'm pleased to announce that we're yet again working with one of our favorite bands on the planet (and swell friends), Audacity.  You might remember the "Ears and Eyes" 7" (buy the limited color repress) from a couple of years ago, a co-release with I Hate Rock n Roll Records (with nifty production by Rob Barbato of Darker My Love/La Sera and artwork by Tim Presley of Darker My Love/White Fence to boot).  Now that the boys are done supporting/backing King Tuff on the road, they're out on their own promoting their Mellow Cruisers LP available from Burger/Recess Records, with their good friends Big Eyes in tow for a handful of dates this week, and then a joint five-week tour starting early November.  Volar is releasing a split 7" of the two bands, featuring "Bottle It Up" b/w "Half the Time", and the bands will have plenty of hand-numbered and labeled test presses with them on the road.  We're offering twenty copies of the test presses, which you can order here, with the expected finished product due out early December, which will be available in red and gold for mailorder only (order those here), and sharp black wax in stores, as well as part of the Strange Mutations Vol. 1 singles series box set (preorder one!) also featuring Eat Skull, Beaters, Far Corners, and Stalins of Sound.  Check out the tour dates and listen to tracks below.

Audacity--"Bottle It Up"

Audacity--"Ears and Eyes"

Audacity--"Why Am I Lonely?" (from the recent limited color repress of Under the Covers Vol. 2: a Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case, and Jack Lee of the Nerves, also featuring Davila 666, Grass Widow, Personal and the Pizzas, White Fence, Hunx and His Punx, and plenty more.  Buy it!):

Via Brooklyn Vegan:

"West coast melodic punks Big Eyes and Audacity are teaming up for a split 7" and tour together this fall that hits Brooklyn on November 21 at Death by Audio with Marvin Berry and the New Sound and Space Trash and New Brunswick on November 23 at The Alamo with Wet Witch. The 7" comes out via Volar Records and can be pre-ordered now. All dates on the tour are listed below.
Big Eyes (who are fronted by Kate Eldridge, formerly of Cheeky, and relocated from Brooklyn to Seattle last year) released their debut full length, Hard Life, in 2011 via Don Giovanni, which is also home to Screaming Females, who they've played with in NYC before. They'll follow that with a new LP in 2013 via Grave Mistake Records, who also put out a 7" for the song "Back From The Moon" b/w "I Don't Care About Friday Night" earlier this year. You can stream the a-side of that 7" below. They're also repressing their 2010 demo on Evil Weevil Records and it will be available on the tour.

Big Eyes/Audacity -- 2012 Tour Dates (via Big Eyes Blog)

Fri Oct 19 - Tacoma, WA @ The Observatory
Tues Oct 23 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Iron Road
Weds Oct 24 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet
Friday Oct 26 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish - Total Trash Halloween Bash -- Audacity, Shannon and the Clams, Uzi Rash, Nobunny
Mon Oct 29 - Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio
Thurs Nov 1 - Portland, OR @ The Ranch w/ Guantanamo Baywatch, Urges **WITHOUT AUDACITY**
Fri Nov 2 - Reno, NV @ "The Stage" at Harrah's w/ Spitting Image **WITHOUT AUDACITY**
Sat Nov 3 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Swiftumz, Bad Liar, Courtney and the Crushers **WITHOUT AUDACITY**
Nov 4th - Fullerton, CA @ The Continental Room w/ Pterodacdudes, Bobby Nobbit
Nov 5th - San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink w/ Painted Mirror
Nov 6th - Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn w/ Titus Andronicus, Ceremony
Nov 7th - El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
Nov 8th - Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ OBN IIIs, Crooked Bangs[]Nov 9th - Houston, TX @ Mangos w/ Something Fierce
Nov 10th - New Orleans, LA @ TBA
Nov 11th - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic w/ Post Teens
Nov 12th - Miami, FL @ Eve w/ No Children
Nov 13th - Orlando FL @ Will's Pub w/ Wet Nurse
Nov 14th - Athens, GA @ Flicker w/ Shaved Christ
Nov 15th - Nashville, TN @ Stonefox w/ Natural Child
Nov 16th - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia w/ Future Virgins
Nov 17th - Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
Nov 18th - Richmond, VA (early show) @ Steady Sound Records
Nov 18th - Richmond, VA (night show) @ Strange Matter w/ Slugz
Nov 19th - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tee House w/ G.R.I.T.S. (***HOUSE SHOW***)
Nov 20th - Boston, MA @ O'Briens w/ Dan Webb & The Spiders, Ex-Magicians
Nov 21st - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Marvin Berry and the New Sound, Space Trash
Nov 23rd - New Brunswick, NJ @ The Alamo w/ Wet Witch (***HOUSE SHOW***)
Nov 24th - Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
Nov 25th - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Nov 26th - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager house
Nov 27th - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Nov 28th - Bloomington, IN @ 110 North Maple (***HOUSE***)
Nov 29th - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ Tenement, Appleseeds
Nov 30th - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Treasure Fleet, The Brokedowns
Dec 1st - Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar w/ Treasure Fleet
Dec 2nd - Kansas City, MO @ TBA w/ Nature Boys, Lazy
Dec 3rd - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Sin Motivo
Dec 4th - Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/ Low Culture, Owl
Dec 5th - Tucson, AZ @ TBA w/ Lenguas Largas
Dec 6th - Fullerton, CA @ Burger Records
Dec 7th - Southern California @ TBA
Dec 8th - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Turbo Fruits, White Lung
Dec 9th - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Jury Room w/ The Wild Ones **WITHOUT AUDACITY**

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