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Destruction Unit, The Hussy, Growwing Pains tour news, Susan residency at Little Joy, Strange Mutations Vol. 3 7" set, Shannon and the Clams on MTV

HI. HELLO. I've been hoping to get one of these fired off for the last couple of months but find myself routinely buried under my real job and other projects. Suddenly there's a million (or a healthy handful, at least) things to tell you all about.

Hussy side BobbyFirst up, we'd like to announce our third volume in the Strange Mutations 7" series, This batch groups together new releases by The Hussy, Cave Curse (Bobby Hussy's   electronic side-project), Detroit's Growwing Pains, and San Diego's Keepers. The set can be preordered for $20 at, and limited colored vinyl individually will be $6 per title. This sets follows Vol. 1 that included 7"s by Audacity/Big Eyes (split), Eat Skull, Beaters, Stalins of Sound, and Far Corners, and Vol. 2 that included Teenage Burritos, Cosmonauts, Lenz, and Fine Steps. We still have a few color copies for all of those titles. The first 100 copies of Vol. 3 will be on colored vinyl limited only to the set.

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Bobby Hussy hit me up last year and we got to talking all kinds of stuff. Eventually he teamed up with Shawn/Digital Leather and they banged out the great TIT 12" that we co-released with FDH Records. (We've still got a handful of limited yellow copies.) Bobby was also plugging away at his electronic side-project Cave Curse, and so we figured that if Volar was going to release that, might as well put out a Hussy 7". We've got tour test presses for both of those in the works (the pressing plants are overloaded), fingers crossed they're ready in time before the end of this jaunt that starts tomorrow. Check below for tour dates, which you can also keep up with on Facebook if that's a thing you do.
The set will also include Growwing Pains' "I Always Know" 4-song 7" EP. A buddy of mine turned me on to these Detroit weirdo rippers recently, I dropped them a line, and here you have it, four great tunes, one small piece of wax. They're also heading out on tour soon, check out dates below, and keep your eyes peeled for an LP on Volar in the near future. Check out some of their stuff at their Soundcloud.
Along with those three, the set includes the debut 7" by San Diego's Keepers, a new noise-rock trio made up of some old friends of mine. They're great. You can check out a demo of b-side "Postcard" below.

Did you catch Susan on NPR back in March? Because a couple of their music folks caught the band at SXSW and declared them one of the best new acts at the fest. Pretty cool. You can check that out here, and also go see them this at Little Joy in LA, where they have a Tuesday residency all of June. Dates below!
Every Tuesday in June! 6/2 Moaning, 6/9 Vial, 6/16 GAL PALS, 6/23 Flatworms, 6/30 Secret Guest!
The almighty Destruction Unit are heading back out on the road next week, and just in time for it, we've re-pressed the Sonoran LP we released back in 2011 on solid gold vinyl. The band will have a few copies of these as well as the standard black vinyl copies, but you can grab them for $10 at our store before they're gone. We've also got a handful of copies of frontman Ryan Rousseau's solo LP Discover as well.
Maybe you saw Shannon and the Clams interview over at MTV? (Also, happy birthday Shannon!) We've got copies of their "Gremlins Crawl"/"White Rabbit" 7" on limited green as well as grey vinyl. And if you're near LA, we really recommend checking them out at the Getty Museum on Sat. June 20th.
Oh yeah, speaking of the Hussy, we've still got copies of the great debut 12" by tIt, the collaboration between Bobby Hussy and Shawn/Digital Leather. I cut together a video recently for "Leaves on Fire" using footage from Mario Bava's great 'Black Sunday' aka 'The Mask of Satan'.
Here are the Hussy's tour dates that being tonight in Chicago in support their new LP 'Galore' out now on Southpaw Records.
Fri May 22nd - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
w/ Screamin' Cyn Cyn and the Pons, Proud Parents, Modern Mod + DJs Real Jaguar and BMFK's 45 Freakout
Thurs June 4th - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ The Lemons
Fri June 5th - Indianpaolis, IN @ White Rabbit w/ Digital Leather, We Are Hex
Sat June 6th - Cleveland OH @ The Happy Dog
w/ Muamine Collective, Juju Shrine, Midwives
Sun June 7th - Buffalo, NY - DAY OFF
Mon June 8th - Boston, MA @ Zuzu w/ Gangbang Gordon, Nice Guys
Tues June 9th - NYC (Manhattan) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Weds June 10th - NYC (Brooklyn) @ Baby's All Right
Thurs June 11th - Baltimore, MD @ Windup w/ Guantanamo Baywatch
Fri June 12th - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Institute, Lost Tribe, Nervous Ticks
Sat June 13th - Wilmington, NC @ Reggies w/ Deadly Lo-Fi - PORT CITY FEST!
Sun June 14th - Savannah, GA @ Cathaus
Mon June 15th - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Lowbanks
Tues June 16th - Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse
Weds June 17th - Jackson, MS @ CS's w/ No Ma'am, Que Pasa
Thurs June 18th - New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ Planchettes, Fez, Que Pasa
Fri June 19th - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies w/ A Giant Dog, Xetas, Lochness Mobsters, Party Girl
Sat June 20th (DAY) - Austin, TX @ Yellow Jacket
Sat June 20th (NIGHT) - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry w/ Beth Israel
Sun June 21st - Little Rock, AR @ Sticky'z w/ Bombay Harambee
Mon June 22nd - Memphis, TN @ Murphy's w/ Liquid Teens, DJ Vomitor
Tues June 23rd - DAY OFF
Weds June 24th - Fayetteville, AR @ JRs w/ Pagiins
Thurs June 25th - Springfield, MO @ The Outland w/ Chris Gnarly
Fri June 26th - Kansas City, MO @ Minibar w/ Wet Ones
Sat June 27th - Omaha, NE @ O'Leaver's w/ Digital Leather
Weds July 15th - Spring Green, WI @ The Shitty Barn w/ Tree Blood
And here are Growwing Pains upcoming tour dates in support of the 7" on Volar:
Listen here:
July 14-Detroit-UFO Factory w. Milk Dick and Flower Girl
July 16-Chicago-Wally World
July 17-Madison-Crystal Corner Bar w. Digital Leather
July 18-Minneapolis-Hexagon
July 21-Seattle-Funhouse
July 22-Portland-The Know
July 24-San Francisco-The Knockout
July 25-Los Angeles-TBA
July 26-San Diego-Whistle Stop
July 28-Phoenix-Lost Leaf
July 29-El Paso-Monarch
July 31-Austin-Hotel Vegas w. John Wesley Coleman
August 2-Nashville-Betty's
August 3-Cincinnati-TBA
August 4-Columbus-Ace of Cups w. Yuze Boys


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