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OUT NOW! Teenage Burritos - Something to Cry About debut LP (co-release w/ Burger), The Molds - Black Mold debut cassette album, Susan - TV Girls 7" EP, Flat Worms - Red Hot Sand 7" EP clear green repress, Susan - Just Call It 7" limited red repress

Hi there, folks. It's been WAAAAYYYY longer than we've realized since we've posted any news here. We tend to keep up more with our Facebook page, Instagram, and our newsletters:
  and unfortunately this here site gets forgotten all too often. So we're here now to tell you about our recent releases!

First off--we have shirts and totes!

Shirts for $15
Totes for $8
Shirts and totes together for $20


 



NEW - Teenage Burritos - Something to Cry About debut LP on limited white vinyl - $15

Following a cassette on Burger Records and 7” on Volar Records, Something to Cry About is the debut LP by San Diego kinda punk/kinda pretty quartet Teenage Burritos, a co-release between Burger and Volar (whose owner Craig Oliver was in Christmas Island with Burritos guitarist Brian Carver and drummer Lucy Wehrly). Singer/bassist Kirsten Gundrel and guitarist Kevin Gist round out the band, one that leans in to noisy punk like the lead-off track “Flytrap” and the Black Flag cover “Paralyzed,” to more melodic fare like “Inflamed Heart” or their cover of Arthur Alexander’s “Anna,” to some darker impulses like the post-punk of “Kamikaze” (which features Three Mile Pilot/Black Heart Procession singer/songwriter Pall Jenkins and backing vocals) and album closer “Footsteps.”



NEW - Susan - “TV Girls” 7” EP on limited red vinyl

NEW - Susan "Just Call It" 7" repress on limited red vinyl

The three women who make up LA-based sweet-and-sour power-pop group Susan, singer/guitarist Jessica Owen, bassist/singer Beth Borwell, and drummer/singer Katie Fern, have unveiled their new “TV Girls” three-song 7” EP following their debut “Just Call It” 7” EP and their debut Never Enough LP, both also on Volar. Lead-off title song “TV Girls” portrays the empty celebritydom dominant in their hometown; “Little Notes” documents an unrequited love that is hopefully still mutual; and their b-side cover of Violent Femmes’ “I Held Her in My Arms” retains the gender subject of the original and in it adds the discovery of a newfound awakening.

LA Record:
“With their latest EP, Susan navigate the trenches of everyday life with a unique perspective. If there are people better at producing power pop with such a perfect balance of irony, exasperation, and confidence, I don’t know who they are.”

What Youth:
“Susan is a band we can get behind, always. The Los Angeles three-piece stir up bubblegum punk rock with warm harmonies and a Shangri-Las vibe that keeps us gazing with heart eyes.”


NEW - The Molds - Black Mold debut cassette album - $7

The debut album by one-man arty, emotive post-punk project the Molds,
Black Mold. All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Matt Ojala, mastered by
Richard Hunter-Rivera.


NEW - Flat Worms - "Red Hot Sand" 7" now on limited sea green vinyl

Flat Worms debut "Red Hot Sand" 7" EP is now in its 4TH PRESSING, available on limited sea glass green vinyl. The LA punker trio, comprised of Will Ivy - guitar/vox (Dream Boys/Wet Illustrated), Tim Hellman - bass (currently Thee Oh Sees, formerly Ty Segall, Sic Alps), and drummer Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, the Babies), last fall put out their debut LP on Castle Face, with some releases due in the coming months.

You can also buy all of our 2016 releases (noted below) as a $25 set or individually.

Susan - TV Girls 7" EP
Ice Balloons - Fiesta debut LP (members of TV on the Radio, Samiam, Surfbort)
Matt Lamkin (frontman for the Soft Pack) solo debut LP Where I'm Matt on yellow vinyl
Silver Shadows debut LP Cold Plastic on limited blue vinyl
Part Time / Drinking Flowers split limited lavender 7"
Tracy Bryant "Parachute"/"Protect Your Head" limited coke bottle clear 7"
Oh Boland - Spilt Milk debut LP repressed on limited yellow vinyl (the Irish power-pop group's album was included in Pitchfork's Best Garage Punk releases of 2016)






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We made new shirts! Hot pink Volar logo and dark grey. We also now have tote bags, our logo on navy blue. Buy the shirt for $15, the tote for $8, or order them together for $20.

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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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