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Sun Club signs to ATO Records; a day later, its van catches fire

Surf guitar-laden, spastic indie poppers Sun Club have signed a record deal with ATO Records, making them label mates with quasi-local roadhouse rockers J. Roddy Walston & The Business, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, and presidential favorite Okkervil River, among others. The deal was announced yesterday.

The band will release its debut LP, "The Dongo Durango," via the label on Oct. 30. You can watch the video, in which the members of Sun Club fight giant Troll dolls, for off-kilter, hooky lead single 'Tropicoller Lease' below.

Unfortunately, it hasn't been all good news in the Sub Club camp. Earlier today, they tweeted a brief video that appeared to show firefighters extinguishing a fire in the band's van—though it seems, based on the pile of stuff in the parking lot that includes an ironing board, they may have been able to pull their stuff out.

When I asked what happened, they responded "rocked too hard."

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