Volcano Suns were founded in Boston in 1983 by former Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott. In 1985, the band, with Jon Williams on guitar and Jeff Weigand on bass, released their debut album, The Bright Orange Years, and followed it up a year later with another classic, All-Night Lotus Party. Both albums were originally released on Homestead Records.
As a special surprise in the spirit of our 25th anniversary reissue series, we have released Old Pain(t): Live at City Gardens, a new Volcano Suns download-only live album. It’s available now in the Merge digital store as well as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio.
Listen & share "Tree Stomp" from Old Pain(t): Live at City Gardens:
Here are a couple of great reviews of the Volcano Suns reissues just released on January 27th. Available for the first time on CD, get your copy of All-Night Lotus Party and The Bright Orange Years at the Merge store.
Boston’s Volcano Suns, led by Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott, were a product of the diversity blossoming in and around hardcore punk in the early 80s.
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