10 July, 2014

VOLAR 2014 w/ Susan, Tiger High, TIT (Digital Leather/Hussy collab), Curriculum Vitae, Viet Cong (members of Women/Sharp Ends), Crooked Bangs, Lazy, Northern Tigers, etc.



After a crazy couple of years in more ways than one, 2014's been a little quiet so far on our end. We played catch up from late last year with 7"s by Fine Steps and Lenz and LPs by Tropical Popsicle and Soft Riot, and re-presses of records by Lenguas Largas, Digital Leather, Shannon and the Clams, Audacity, Cosmonauts, Destruction Unit, and some others, and since then, I've been trying to take it easy for the first time in a while and prep a number of upcoming releases, which are now starting to pile up, so I figured I'd share. Plus I have a real job and shit and that can be tiring. Plus plus records are pretty expensive to put out.

A couple of weeks ago was the news of Susan's debut 7" "Just Call It" and their video for it and their interview over at Impose Magazine. You can preorder limited gold and green copies over at our webstore or at our Bandcamp.



After talking with my buddy Greg Roberson, founding member of Reigning Sound, reuniter of Love, one-time Hollywood music consultant, and way too much other shit to note here, we're finally getting his band Tiger High's new LP off to the plant. It'll be a split-release with his label Trashy Creatures, with our buds at Burger Records releasing the cassette, along with the first two Tiger High albums, Myth is This and Catacombs After Party, on vinyl for the first time. We'll have more proper news on that soon, but for now, check out "Leave it Alone" from CAP.



Also being shuttled off to the plant at the moment is a collaborative 12" between Shawn Foree of Digital Leather (whose Infinite Sun 12" we released a couple of years back, limited white vinyl still in stock) and Bobby Hussy of the Hussy. The pair are just coming off of a great split 12" via Southpaw and banged this thing out over the course of a few days, which will be co-released with our buds at FDH in the Fall. Hussy's cover of DL's "Studs in Love" even made its way over to Huffington Post last week or so, and you can watch it below.



Sometime right after that we'll have a 7" by Kansas City, Missouri weirdo-punks Lazy, and you can check out their last 7", "Party City", below.



We'll also have the debut 7" for Curriculum Vitae, the new project from musical/life partners Cameron Michel and Vashti Windish of K-Holes/Golden Triangle. They're currently both relocating to LA from NYC and hoping to start a live band this fall. Check out their digital LP below.



Also debuting on vinyl via 7" will be San Diego's Northern Tigers, members of the Sess/Beaters/Ale Mania. Check out "Gutspeed" below.



Oh yeah, there's this great band Crooked Bangs from Austin. I saw this video when I noticed them on a SXSW bill with Lazy, and that was enough for me. 7" sometime later this year.



And my buddy Daniel Christiansen, formerly of Sharp Ends, who are partly responsible for pushing me to start Volar when I was trying to get a split 7" with my band Spirit Photography going five years ago (the split eventually became the 6x2x12" comp, listen below), is now in the great Viet Cong, who you may have heard about in recent weeks. Also featuring Mike Wallace and Matt Flegel from Women, whose Public Strain is one of my absolute favorite records of the few years, and Scott Munro of Labcoast (Munro and Flegel also play in Chad VanGaalen's backing band). So yeah, at some point, that one too, super excited about that. Have a listen to "Bunker Buster" below, and read a profile and review over at Pitchfork and some other stuff below. Their tour cassette was just issued on vinyl via Mexican Summer, and it's a doozy.


Pitchfork's 'Rising' profile

Pitchfork's 7.8 review of 'Cassette'

NME 9/10 review of 'Cassette'



Oh yeah, there'll be a Teenage Burritos LP at some point that we're co-releasing with Burger Records, whenever the Burritos get around to recording it. Limited red and gold copies of the "Danya"/"Kamikaze" 7" still available.



Okay, that's it for now you turkeys. More news as it comes.


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