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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)

Hi there.


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.


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 Morby when Kevin went solo. The 7" is now on its fourth pressing, on limited yellow vinyl for $6, or as part of a Volar LA vinyl set along w/ Susan, Cosmonauts, Tracy Bryant, and our Part Time/Drinking Flowers split 7".

The band is currently wrapping up a mini-SW US tour w/ Ty Segall, and will be heading out to play their first shows in Europe later this week. Their debut LP comes out next week on the great Castle Face Records! Tour dates below. Rough Trade calls the new record "one of the best albums of the year."

Thursday 5 October // AZ The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona Tuscon, USA*
Friday 6 October // Meow Wolf Santa Fe, NM, USA*
Saturday 7 October // Summit Music Hall Denver, CO, USA*
Sunday 8 October // Fox Theater Pomona Boulder, CO, USA*
Tuesday 10 October // @The Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, NV, USA*
Thursday 12 October // The Lock Tavern London, UK
Friday 13 October // Rough Trade East Instore (1pm), London, UK
Friday 13 October // The Shacklewell Arms London, UK – SOLD OUT
Saturday 14 October // The Cluny // Newcastle, UK
Sunday 15 October // Broadcast // Glasgow, UK
Monday 16 October // The Eagle Inn // Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 17 October // Olby's Soul Cafe & Music Rooms Margate, UK
Wednesday 18 October // L'Amalgame Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland
Thursday 19 October // MISTRAL PALACE Valence, France
Friday 20 October // Primavera Club Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 21 October // Primavera Club Madrid, Spain
Monday 23 October // Ravelin Toulouse, France
Tuesday 24 October // Espace B Paris Paris, France
Wednesday 25 October // VOID // BDX Bordeaux, France
Thursday 26 October // Mc Daid's Le Harve, France
Friday 27 October // Madame Moustache brussels Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 28 October // Het Bos Antwerp, Belgium

We've also collected some past 7" releases by Keepers, the Hussy, Cave Curse, Fine Steps, Tiger High, Lazy, Beaters, Far Corners, Eat Skull and Growwing Pains into a nifty $10 for 10 7" set.

 Check out the rest of our catalog for great deals!

Tracy Bryant - "Parachute"/"Protect Your Head" 7" on lim. coke bottle clear vinyl

Part Time / Drinking Flowers split 7" on limited lavender vinyl

Matt Lamkin (of the Soft Pack) debut solo LP Where I'm Matt on limited yellow vinyl

Silver Shadows debut LP Cold Plastic on limited blue vinyl (only $5!)

Under the Covers Vol. 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee (of the Nerves, the Plimsouls, the Beat) ft. covers by White Fence, Hunx and his Punx, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, Davila 666, Personal and the Pizzas and more. Last copies on limited blue vinyl!

Shannon and the Clams - "Gremlins Crawl"/"White Rabbit" 7" last copies on limited green vinyl as well as limited grey vinyl

Oh Boland debut LP Spilt Milk (one of Pitchfork's Best Underground Garage Punk Albums of 2016)
very last limited clear copies and new limited yellow repress!

Susan's debut LP Never Enough on last limited blue copies!



Fritz said…
Saw them at Lock Tavern, Camden, UK last night. Know they would be good but didn't think they would be that good. Brilliant & had a chat with Will bloke. Looking forward to next March gig with Thee Oh Sees at the Troxy.
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