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DEALS/STEALS: Volar Bay Area 6-record set and LA 5-record set, collected Beaters/Ale Mania/Teach Me releases, Soft Riot 2xLP for $10

Hey, look, we're back and it hasn't even been two weeks. A quick update to let everyone know about some big deals and steals we've set up.

Beaters and Ale Mania were the first two bands "signed" to Volar back when we decided to try this thing out in early 2009. Both projects were born out of the demise of the spectacular The Sess, for our the best band of their time in San Diego. Beaters is Jeremy Rojas taking care of all of the writing and vocals and most of the instrumentation, with Andrew Montoya recording and drumming. In Ale Mania, Montoya is up front, writing all songs and playing all instruments, with Rojas lending vocal and guitar duties when needed. A few months after the Sess announced they were disbanding, the first Beaters and Ale Mania tracks surfaced on Myspace, and within a couple of weeks, the idea for Volar first came about, and Rojas and Montoya were the first two artists we approached, along with Ratas del Vaticano and Fresh and Onlys. Within t…

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)

Hi there.

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.

Last year, Volar was also lucky enough to release the debut 7" by my friends in LA trio Flat Worms, comprised of Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated, Will Ivy solo), Tim Hellman (currently Thee Oh Sees, formerly of Ty Segall & Sic Alps), and Justin Sullivan, who spent years in the Babies and then backing his Babies bandmate Kevin …