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High above L.A. with Death Valley Girls and Jennifer Herrema

Death Valley Girls are Bonnie, Rachel, Laura and Larry. Tommy is the studio dog :) They are all super easy going laid back types, so getting them in Volcom swag was a breeze. The sun was bright and hot but the beer was cold and we moved forward with the shoot like "pros". They played I shot. They drank I shot. Tommy ran around as if he were a big dog, but he probably only weighs 5 pounds. Larry decorated the walls with old girl gang posters and I played with the flash and shutter speeds while the girls organized their gear to start the jam. It was totally fun. I got my own private show and a few good pics for the road. The view was incredible…we were totally high above Los Angeles. - Jennifer Herrema Bonnie and Rachel get ready to rock. Rachel and Laura Bonnie makes her final adjustments. Ready? 1-2-3-4 Where's Bonnie?   Check out Death Valley Girls upcoming 7inch single on Lolipop Records -"Electric High" b/w "Gettin Hard" Check 'em out live on tour opening for legends Shonen Knife. Sep 30 – Los Angeles CA –Echo  w/ La Luz & Wand Oct 03 –  Pioneertown CA -Desert Stars Fest w/Dandy Warhols, Telescopes etc. Oct 04 – Joshua Tree CA – Babes Rideout 2014   w/L.A.Witch Oct 07 – San Diego CA – Casbah w/Shonen Knife Oct 08  – Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre w/Shonen Knife & The Garden Oct 10 – San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill w/Shonen Knife Oct 11 – Portland OR – Dante’s w/Shonen Knife Oct 12 – Seattle WA – The Tractor w/Shonen Knife Oct 14 – Eugene OR-  Wandering Ghost Oct 15 – Sacramento CA - Witch Room Oct 16 – Santa Cruz CA - TBA Oct 18 – Los Angeles, CA - Cobraside w/Gateway Drugs Nov 06 – Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre w/Stone Foxes Death Valley Girls full length album Street Venom is out now on Burger Records.
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New Goons Of Doom Album "Kill The Band"

New Goons Of Doom album "Kill The Band" is coming out on September 15th, and from now until then we'll be posting a new track from the album on the Volcom Bandcamp each day. Kill The Band by Goons of Doom Upcoming Goons of Doom Australian shows: September 19 - Coolangatta, QLD @ Rattle Snake Motel September 20 - Byron Bay, NSW @ Great Northern Hotel Septemebr 21 - Yamba, NSW @ Leche Cafe
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Dirty Fences European Tour; Playing Mystic Sk8 Cup

Dirty Fences 2014 European tour kicks off this weekend at Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague, see all tour dates below. July 5. Prague, CZ- Mystic Cup July 6. Erfurt, Germany- AJZ Cafe July 7. Vienna, Austria- Rhiz July 8. Tallin, Estonia- Protest July 9. Tallin, Estonia- Kanala Kultuurikatla Aed July 10. Berlin, Germany- Prinz Charles July 11. Hamburg, Germany- Komet July 12. Munster, Germany- Bergfest July 13. Stuttgart, Germany- Kap Tormentoso July 14. Amsterdam, Holland- Vrankrijk July 15. Lille, France- Dame C July 16. Seignosse, Le Penon France- L'escargot July 17. San Sebastian, Spain- Bukowski July 18. Porto, Portugal- Pre Milohes Party July 19. Cascais, Portugal- Damn AM Lisbon July 20. Madrid, Spain TBA July 21. Barcelona, Spain- Rocksound July 22. Marseille, France- Molotov July 23. Milan, Italy- Lo-Fi July 24. Mannheim, Germany- Kulturbrucken July 25. Lichtenvoorde, Holland- Zwartercross Festival July 26. Brussels, Belgium- TBA July 27. Liege, Belgium- TBA
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Photos: Las Robertas from Costa Rica

Our pals, Las Robertas, all the way from Costa Rica are in Los Angeles this week for a handful of shows and we were able to catch an intimate secret show last night at Holy Grounds Coffee in Alhambra. Their new album Days Unmade just came out last week, you can check it out on their Bandcamp page and take a listen to one of our favorite tracks "Marlene" below. Days Unmade by Las Robertas Las Robertas / Mercedes & Monserrat Las Robertas / Mercedes Las Robertas / Monserrat Las Robertas / Fabrizio Las Robertas / Mercedes Las Robertas / Mercedes & Monserrat Las Robertas / Mercedes Las Robertas / Mercedes Las Robertas at Holy Grounds Coffee June 19, 2014 Holy Grounds Coffee in Alhambra
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Monster Children x ((SOUNDER)) & BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY LIMITED 7" FLEXI

"Want to listen to ‘Swallowed By The Mist’, written and recorded by ((sounder)), featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy? There are two ways, both winners. You can watch the film it was exclusively written for, Volcom’s epic feature True to This, and sway as the smooth sounds compliment the sublime cinematography and board riding artistry on showcase. Or, you can listen to it on your record player at home. But how? By tearing out the super high-tech vinyl flexi disk inserted into Monster Children #42! So cool, right? The flexi only snuck into so many of #42, so you can hit the lottery at select retailers, or receive a guaranteed loaded copy from the MC USA store by chicking here. News just in, there’s actually a third way you can hear the song. If you’re a lazy sob, you can listen here, and while it’ll still sound every bit as beautiful, it won’t be as much of an adventure. We hit up Mike Aho of ((sounder)) and Director of Volcom’s ‘True To This’ to ask him about the song and film. How did the song come about? Was it created specifically for the film and with the visuals it was accompanying in mind? I had kind of been writing some of the lyrics before making the film, but after we shot the water ramp footage, I thought it would be a great place in the movie for an introspective song about a person’s desire to be free… Which is kind of where the song was headed.  So as I was beginning to work on True To This, I thought it would be cool to write it more specifically for that scene, so I think a lot of the lyrics and tone was influenced heavily by the footage. What was it like having Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on the track? Did you always have him in mind to feature on the track? It was amazing. I’ve worked with him on other..." - (Read The Whole Interview on MonsterChildren.com!)
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Photos: Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak at Club Nokia

With three of our favorite Volcom family bands all on tour together we couldn't miss the opportunity to have our resident photog Gary Copeland accompany us last night to document the live spectacle as the tour rolled into Los Angeles at Club Noki on the fourth night of this insane North American tour. Kvelertak Kvelertak Kvelertak Gojira Gojira Gojira Gojira Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon