Back in March of 2009 (over Easter weekend, to be exact), a friend here in town, Sam, convinced an old childhood friend of his, Erik Augustin Palm, whom he grew up with in Sweden but was now living in SF and working for Sonic Magazine, the biggest music mag in Sweden, to come check out what was happening in San Diego at the time, what with the newfound success of Wavves, Dum Dum Girls, Soft Pack, etc., as well as some of the labels that were trying their hand at things at the time (including Volar), and I ended up carting Erik around town when he wasn't meeting up with all those folks. I was interviewed throughout the whole weekend, and I also put together that little musical family tree used in the article. Below is the full article, both the original Swedish text that was published in June 2009, and the translated version. Check out Sonic Magazine while yr at it.
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