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OUT SOON! Ice Balloons - Fiesta debut LP (members of TV on the Radio, Samiam, Surfbort, Midnight Masses), OUT NOW! Tracy Bryant "Parachute" 7"! Silver Shadows "You Were Right" video!

Hi there, it's been a bit. How are you? Hope your anxiety in these trying times isn't totally out of control. Take a breath. Let's listen to some tunes.

First up, the fine folks at Stereogum were nice enough to premiere "Calypso Heartworm," the first track released from the upcoming debut LP Fiesta by Ice Balloons, comprised of Kyp Malone/TV on the Radio, Sean Kennerly/Samiam, Sean Powell/fuckemos/Surfbort, Giselle Reiber/Midnight Masses, and other noise-making friends. The LP will be out on Volar 08/11, and limited color copies can be preorder at the Bandcamp link below.

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Ice Balloons are a New York supergroup that count TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Samiam’s Sean Kennerly, Fuckemos’ Sean Powell, and Midnight Masses’ Giselle Reiber amongst its members. Oh, and they’re fronted by a giant golden fly.

“I spent four days high in the mountains of Colorado suffering from altitude sickness, unable to breathe properly or to sleep through the night,” Kennerly explains. “When I got back to Brooklyn, I slept for 18 hours straight and woke up with an intense feeling of weird lucidity, and wrote several songs during that day and came up with concept of the band as a skeletal punk rock band led by a fly (drums, bass and vocals) around which swirled layers of chaos noise (synthesizers) and the name Ice Balloons. For some reason it seems appropriate that most of the songs be about insects.”

After releasing an eight-song self-titled EP back in 2013, they’re finally getting around to releasing a debut album, Fiesta, in August, and today they’re whetting your appetite with a new song called “Calypso Heartworm.” It’s a droning noise-punk assault that feels both primitive and futuristic, and it’s even better if you picture it being sung by a giant golden fly.

Also for you, out very recently on Volar is LA-based Corners-frontman Tracy Bryant's "Parachute"/"Protect Your Head" 7" on limited coke bottle green vinyl.

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Still available, our recent Part Time / Drinking Flowers split 7" before Part Time makes the big jump to Cult Records, run by Julian Casablancas of the Strokes.

The great Silver Shadows debut (and final) LP Cold Plastic is available for a short time for only $5. You can watch the new video for "You Were Right" by Peter Clark below.

We're also down to the last color copies of Oh Boland's debut LP Spilt Milk (one of Pitchfork's Best Underground Garage Punk LPs of 2016), Susan's debut LP Never Enough, our Tribute to the Nerves ft. covers by Davila 666, Tijuana Panthers, Personal and the Pizzas, White Fence, Audacity, and lots more, Destruction Unit's 2011 first full-band LP Sonoran, and the recent debut LPs by Matt Lamkin (of the Soft Pack).


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