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Susan video premiere and interview on What Youth, Flat Worms 7" now in stock, the Nerves on Pitchfork's Top 200 of the 70s, debut releases by Teach Me and Oh Boland

Hey there, lots of catching up to do here.

First thing's first, the kind folks at What Youth interviewed lovely ladies of Susan, whose debut LP Never Enough we recently released, and premiered their new video for "Somebody New." Check out the video below, and go here to read the interview.




Also exciting, we finally have our hands on the debut 7" by Flat Worms after much delay following the sudden sale of the pressing plant we'd been going through. We still have both limited red and gray copies of their "Red Hot Sand" 7". The band includes members of current and former members of Dream Boys, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, the Babies, and Kevin Morby. Stream and order copies of the record here.



More big news as we reach a milestone 50th release, and a nice full-circle one at that. Our first release was a co-release with Single Screen Records, the debut 7" by Beaters for "Fishage." Beaters was born our of the demise of SD garage/punk/soul greats the Sess, with singer/guitarist Jeremy Rojas and drummer Andrew Montoya starting both Beaters and Ale Mania. Now exactly seven years later, Rojas and Montoya have started a new punker project Teach Me with guitarist Tommy Garcia of Mrs. Magician/Low Lands. The upcoming "Collector"/"Wanna Be Pup Pup" is out next month on limited red vinyl, and you can hear the a-side and preorder here.






Our other new release is the debut LP by Irish garage-slop-punker trio Oh Boland, Spilt Milk. Ten songs of twenty-something alienation, debauchery, heartbreak, frustration, revelry. It's perfect, trust us. Have a listen to the first single "Jane Russell" and preorder limited clear vinyl.





Back in 2010 we co-released (with I Hate Rock n Roll) a tribute to the members of the Nerves, Under the Covers Vol. 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee, with covers by White Fence (Tim Presley was also nice enough to whip up that nifty cover art), Davila 666, Grass Widow, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, Personal and the Pizzas, Cowabunga Babes (whose Going Nowhere LP we released in 2012), the Mantles, and plenty more, as well as the reason it was put together, a lost track by Jack Lee. Pitchfork just published their list of the best songs of the 1970s, with "Hanging on the Telephone" (the Nerves version, not Blondie's cover) landing at #161. We still have copies of our limited blue repress available for just $10.

 

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Have you heard Matt's record we put out earlier this year? It's stellar, and it's only $10 for limited orange vinyl.

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OUT NOW! Ice Balloons debut LP Fiesta. Flat Worms "Red Hot Sand" debut 7", US tour w/ Ty Segall, Euro tour this week

(Volar Records owner Craig Oliver (ME), right, w/ Ice Balloons at Helmuth Projects)

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Ahem.

Although I've been regularly sending out newsletters, turns out that it's been nearly FOUR MONTHS since I've posted here. I'll try to keep it brief.

FIRST:

Out now: Volar has been incredibly honored to have released the debut LP Fiesta by NYC noise-rock supergroup Ice Balloons, counting amongst their ranks Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Sean Kennerly of Samiam, Sean Powell and Dani Miller of Surfbort, and Dan Scinta of Wild Yaks. The band is currently wrapping up their US tour, the album is available on limited teal vinyl, only $12.

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