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TOURS GALORE: Shannon and the Clams, Destruction Unit, Cosmonauts, Audacity

Lots of exciting tour (and other) news out of the Volar camp.  First up, those two images above?  Destruction Unit have a great new LP (I've heard it, trust me), Deep Trip (order it here), due out on August 13th via our good friends over at Sacred Bones.  So anyway, that first image is from Rolling Stone, who just include D. Unit in a short list of the best recent live bands in the country.  That second image is courtesy of Vice Magazine, who just named Deep Trip LP of the Month.  I couldn't be more excited for everyone involved.  The band is hitting the road in a few weeks, starting here in San Diego (I'll be DJing), and just in time for it, we're re-pressing limited clear copies (buy it here) of the Sonoran LP we released back in 2011.  Check the Bandcamp/Soundcloud links and dates below, and read interviews with band over at Ad Hoc and Noisey.

08/23 San Diego, CA @ VOID
08/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
08/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
08/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/29 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/31 Vancouver, BC @ Sun Fest $
09/01 Boise, ID @ The Crux
09/03 Denver, CO @ 7th Street Arts Collective
09/07 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes @
09/08 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
09/09 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
09/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge +
09/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
09/14 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel +
09/15 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery +
09/17 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone +
09/18 Athens, GA @ Caledonia +
09/19 Atlanta, GA @ 529 +#
09/22 Houston, TX @ Mangos +
09/24 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios+
09/25 Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest 10
10/09 Berlin, Germany @ West Germany
10/11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Southside
10/12 Goteborg, Sweden @ Koloni
10/14 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade
10/15 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
10/16 Hannover, Germany @ Sturmglocke
10/17 Uthrect, Holland @ DB’s
10/18 Harlem, Holland @ Patronaat
10/20 Kortrijk, Belgium @ The Pit’s
10/29 Barcelona, Spain @ Lupita del Raval
10/30 Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
10/31 Libson, Portugal @ ZDB
11/01 Guimarâes @ Portugal @ TBA
11/02 Bermeo, Spain @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
11/03 Vitoria, Spain @ Ibu Host
11/07 Roma, Italy @ Dal Verme
11/08 Verona, Italy @ White Rabbit
11/09 Luzern @ Switzerland @ Sudpol
11/12 Wien, Austria @ Arena (Sacred Bones showcase with Follakzoid)
11/14 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Alte Hackerei

Shannon and the Clams are out in Europe right, enjoying a great tour that ends this week on the heels of all the crazy traction they've gotten from the recent release of Rats in the Dream House via our buddies at Hardly Art, who also just released the great Hunx and His Punx Street Punk LP that much of which Shannon wrote and plays on.  We're re-pressing the "Gremlins Crawl"/"White Rabbit" 7" on clear vinyl as well (buy it here), check out those tracks and the tour dates soon.

09.06.13 - Barcelona, ES - Gambeat Weekend Festival
09.07.13 - San Sebastian, ES - Kutxa Kultur Festival
09.08.13 - Pamplona, ES - Bar Nebula
09.09.13 - Bordeaux, FR - Cafe Pompier
09.10.13 - Rennes, FR - Mondo Bizarro
09.11.13 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
09.12.13 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
09.13.13 - Brixton, UK - Brixton Windmill
09.14.13 - Southend on Sea, UK - Railway Hotel
09.15.13 - London, UK - Disco Loco in the Park Fest (Springfield Park, Hackney)
09.15.13 - Liverpool, UK - Kazimier
09.16.13 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
09.18.13 - Antwerpen, BE - Kavka
09.19.13 - Rotterdam, NL - Club Vibes
09.20.13 - Utrecht, NL - DB's
09.21.13 - Amsterdam, NL - Concerto Record Store (early)
09.21.13 - Haarlem, NL - Patronaat (late)
09.22.13 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Festival
09.23.13 - Berlin, DE - The Monarch
09.24.13 - Munster, DE - Gleis 22
09.25.13 - Groningen, NL - Vera
09.26.13 - Copenhagen, DK - Drone Bar
09.27.13 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
09.28.13 - Stockholm, SE - Strand

 Audacity are out for a bit at the moment as well, and we're also re-pressing the "Ears and Eyes" 7" EP (buy it here) from back in 2011 that we co-released with I Hate Rock n Roll, with cover art by our bud Tim Presley of White Fence/Darker My Love. Tracks and dates below.

THU AUG 1 - OAKLAND, CA @ 1234 Go! Records
with Terry Malts and Yogurt Brain


SUN AUG 4 - SEATTLE, WA @ The Highline

MON AUG 5 - TACOMA, WA @ The Lady Safari
with Summer Twins

TUE AUG 6 - VANCOUVER, BC @ The Redgate
with B-Lines and The Courtneys
WED AUG 7 - EUGENE, OR @ Pork Magazine House Show w/ King Tuff

THU AUG 8 - DAVIS, CA @ Third Space Theory (946 Olive Drive)
with Charles Albright, Croissants

 Last on the list for this month, OC psych/garage greats Cosmonauts having been touring non-stop for most of this year, and they'll be leaving in a couple of weeks for a big 'ole jaunt around Europe.  We've got limited color copies of the "Wear Your Hair Like a Weapon"/"Sweet Talk" 7" on Volar (buy it here) ready for the guys before they fly out, and the 7" is also a part of the Strange Mutations Vol. 2 (buy it here), which also includes new 7"s by Teenage Burritos, Lenz, and Fine Steps.

17 Aug 2013 - UK - Liverpool - The Shipping Forecast
18 Aug 2013 - UK - Brighton - Sausage Fest
19 Aug 2013 - UK - TBA
20 Aug 2013 - UK - London - The Shacklewell Arms
21 Aug 2013 - BE - Brussels - Madame Moustache
22 Aug 2013 - BE - Kortrijk - The Pit's
23 Aug 2013 - NL - Den Bosch - World Skate Centre
24 Aug 2013 - NL - Groningen - Vera
25 Aug 2013 - NL - Utrecht - dB's (Subbacultcha Presents)
26 Aug 2013 - DE - Berlin - 8MM Night @ Bassy
27 Aug 2013 - DK - Aalborg - 1000Fryd
28 Aug 2013 - DK - Copenhagen - KB18
29 Aug 2013 - NO - Oslo - Revolver
30 Aug 2013 - SE - Stockholm - Southside
31 Aug 2013 - SE - Göteborg - Showdown Henriksberg
01 Sep 2013 - SE - Malmö - Gallery Loyal
02 Sep 2013 - DE - Leipzig - TBA
03 Sep 2013 - AT - Vienna - Rhiz
04 Sep 2013 - AT - Graz - Bang Bang Club
05 Sep 2013 - CH - Aarau - KiFF
06 Sep 2013 - IT - Legnago - White Rabbit
07 Sep 2013 - IT - Ravenna - Hana-Bi
08 Sep 2013 - FR - Marseille - La Machine à Coudre
09 Sep 2013 - SP - Barcelona - Be Good
10 Sep 2013 - SP - Madrid - Wurlitzer Ballroom
11 Sep 2013 - SP - San Sebastian - Bukowski
12 Sep 2013 - FR - La Rochelle - Le Barbarella
13 Sep 2013 - FR - Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
14 Sep 2013 - FR - Paris - Espace B


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