Hardly Art

Listen to Versing’s New Album 10000 via The Grey Estates

THU, APR 25, 2019

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On May 3rd, Versing will release their Hardly Art full-length debut,10000, available on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally. Starting today you can stream the band’s forthcoming release in its entirety via The Grey Estates, who are also running a long-form interview with the band’s frontman, Daniel Salas.

On May 2nd, Versing will play an album release show in their hometown of Seattle, WA with a short headlining West Coast run to follow. The band will then join LA band Froth for an 18-date US run, starting on June 19th in Las Vegas, with shows in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Memphis, Madison,  Chicago, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and ending on July 12th in Denver, CO. Click here for a full list of dates.

Like what you hear? You can pre-order 10000 via the Hardly Art minimart. The first LP pressing will be available on limited ash-colored vinyl. CD’s & LP’s include a digital download, available on release day. 

Immerse Yourself in Versing’s New 360 degree Video For “Renew”

THU, APR 11, 2019

Seattle’s own Versing will release their Hardly Art full-length 10000 on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally on May 3rd. Following the release of their singles “Tethered” and “Offering,” comes a new video for their song “Renew.” Directed by Claire Buss, this 360-degree video allows the viewer to immerse themselves in a subterranean warehouse world where nothing makes sense and everyone is slowly losing their minds. Use your mouse to scroll right or left to explore.

According to the band’s frontman Daniel Salas, the song is about “taking time to care for yourself—even when things are all weird and fucked up.” You can watch the video, which premiered today, via KEXP.

As previously announced on May 2nd, Versing will play an album release show in their hometown of Seattle, WA with a short headlining West Coast run to follow. The band have announced they will join LA band Froth for an 18 date US run, starting on June 19th in Las Vegas, with shows in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Memphis, Madison,  Chicago, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and ending on July 12th in Denver, CO. See below for a full list of dates.
 
You can pre-order the record via the Hardly Art Mini Mart. The first LP pressing will be available on limited ash-colored vinyl. CD’s & LP’s include a digital download, available on release day. 

Night of the Worm Moon, the New Album From La Luz’s Shana Cleveland, Out Now Worldwide

FRI, APR 5, 2019

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At long last, Night of the Worm Moon, the highly-anticipated new album from La Luz singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland is out on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Critics are already calling the album a “miniature masterpiece” (Uncut) and “a triumph entirely of its own kind. It’s like a garden of quiet yet cosmic folk delights with chasers of old west sounds” (The Big Takeover) that “silently explodes and blossoms out like a magical cosmic flower, arriving just in time for the Spring Equinox” (SLUG Magazine). LP copies on “Face of the Sun Yellow” are available from our Mini Mart, select retail locations, and at Shana’s merch table on her upcoming North American tour while supplies last. Order yours today if you haven’t already and click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon Out Tomorrow! Watch Her New Video For “Face of the Sun”

THU, APR 4, 2019

Night of the Worm Moon, the new solo album from Shana Cleveland, the singer/guitarist of acclaimed surf rock band La Luz, arrives tomorrow on LP, CD, digital , and cassette. You can watch Shana’s music video for album standout “Face of the Sun” today via Brooklyn Vegan. Cleveland directed this homage to ’70s-era anti-drug PSAs herself. Night of the Worm Moon sees Cleveland expanding her sonic palette, incorporating psychedelic folk sounds with out-there subject matter and inspiration including Afrofuturism and alternate dimensions. This Spring Cleveland hits the road for a run of headlining West Coast tour dates and a North American tour opening for The Mountain Goats, including a record release show tomorrow evening at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Announcing Perfect Version, The Debut Solo Album From Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro

TUE, APR 2, 2019

Hardly Art is pleased to announce Perfect Version, the debut solo album  from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, out June 14th on LP/CD/Digital/Cassette. You can watch a music video for lead single “Natural” and read a longform feature  with The FADER today. 

Julia recorded virtually every instrument on Perfect Version herself. Read on for more about the turmoil and uncertainty that inspired this deeply personal, intimate album. Julia makes her solo debut performing tonight at Chop Suey in her native Seattle. The first run of LPs will be on royal blue vinyl. Pre-order your copy today from our Mini Mart


Listen to the Title Track from Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon, Out April 5th

TUE, MAR 19, 2019

Night of the Worm Moon, the new solo album from Shana Cleveland, the singer/guitarist of acclaimed surf rock band La Luz, arrives on  Friday, April 5th on LP, CD, digital , and cassette. You can listen to the title track today via KEXP or the link above. This full-length record sees Cleveland expanding her sonic palette, incorporating psychedelic folk sounds with out-there subject matter and inspiration including Afrofuturism and alternate dimensions. This Spring, Cleveland hits the road for a run of headlining West Coast tour dates and a North American tour opening for The Mountain Goats. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Pre-orders for Night of the Worm Moon are available now from our Mini Mart. 

Versing Share New Single “Offering”; 10000 Out May 3rd

THU, MAR 7, 2019

Seattle group Versing’s Hardly Art full-length debut 10000 will be available on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally on May 3rd. Following the release of their debut single “Tethered” comes the latest immersive, pummeling single “Offering,” which evokes those twin pillars of 1988 rock: My Bloody Valentine’s woozy sound and The Clean’s shimmering pop. “I just really enjoy that droning line of guitar feedback,” says the band’s frontman Daniel Salas. “We use a lot of feedback on our songs, but I think that’s one of the more deliberately musical uses we’ve found for it. It’s sort of a fantastical song about traveling through a mystical portal to stop an encroaching force of evil, and the feedback is like the whirring sound the portal makes.” You can listen here to this ripper premiered today at Paste.

You can pre-order the record via our minimart. The first LP pressing will be available on limited ash-colored vinyl. CD’s & LP’s include a digital download, available on release day.

Lala Lala Share Audiotree Session, Playing Pitchfork Festival

WED, MAR 6, 2019

Today, Lala Lala released new live session videos for Audiotree’s “Far Out” series, filmed at the Hidden Peak Climbing Gym in the band’s hometown of Chicago. Watch full-band performances of “Water Over Sex” from Lala Lala’s critically acclaimed album The Lamb and “Siren 042”—a collaborative single with WHY? released in January to praise from NPR Music, The FADER, Stereogum and more—now via Audiotree. The release continues a banner year that will also see the band make their Pitchfork Music Festival debut in July, in addition to supporting sold-out shows for Better Oblivion Community Center and playing amphitheater dates with Death Cab with Cutie (click here for a full list of dates). In a new episode airing tonight, The Lamb standout “The Flu” will be featured on The CW’s hit series Riverdale. Tune in!


Shana Cleveland Is An Alien Visitor In New Music Video For “Don’t Let Me Sleep;” North American Tour Dates Announced

FRI, FEB 22, 2019

Earlier today, Paste Magazine debuted the psychedelic new music video for Shana Cleveland’s “Don’t Let Me Sleep,” off the forthcoming solo album from the La Luz singer/guitarist, Night of the Worm Moon.  The video, from director Ryan Daniel Browne, stars Cleveland as an extraterrestrial exploring a woodland environment under a full moon as the landscape transforms around her.

Night of the Worm Moon was recorded during the 2017 solar eclipse and was inspired by Afrofuturism, science fiction, and the surreality of daily life in Los Angeles. It is out on LP, CD, Digital and Cassette on Friday, April 5th. Pre-orders for
Night of the Worm Moon are available now

Additionally, today Cleveland has announced new headlining West Coast tour dates in addition to a run of Midwest and East Coast dates in support of The Mountain Goats. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.