Hardly Art

Lala Lala’s Debut Album Sleepyhead is Out Now!

FRI, AUG 23, 2019

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While Lala Lala’s The Lamb was widely-acclaimed as one of 2018’s best new releases from an emerging artist, Lillie West’s debut record as Lala Lala, 2016’s Sleepyhead, has long been available only as a digital release. Today, Sleepyhead gets its proper physical release on LP, CD, and cassette, featuring all new artwork. Purchase your copy today from our Mini Mart or from Lala Lala on tour this Fall. 



Jenn Champion Shares New Single “Turn Up The Radio (feat. Victor Le Masne)”

WED, AUG 21, 2019

Jenn Champion has set out to conquer summer with her  synthy new single, “Turn Up The Radio.” Champion wrote this latest dance floor number with French producer Victor le Masne (Housse de Racket). You can stream the song via the link above or on any digital service.

Jenn’s upcoming tour dates include a Vancouver, BC show with Death Cab for Cutie and headlining dates in Seattle and New York. Click here for more. 

Chastity Belt Share New Single “Elena”

WED, AUG 7, 2019

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Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017’s I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is due out on Friday, September 20th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records, and from Milk! records in Australia and New Zealand.  Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

Today, Chastity Belt are sharing “Elena,” the second single from this new record, which features vocalists Lydia Lund and Julia Shapiro exchanging winsome harmonies over a bed of lush instrumentals. Bassist Annie Truscott says of the song, “Over the past year, we all read and loved Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. We individually related to the ways in which the main character’s sense of self is inextricably linked to her desire for love and validation both from lovers and friends. The overlapping voices on top of the whimsical wave-like instrumentals captures the universal feeling of having a conversation with yourself about yourself.” The band will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record. Click here for a full list of dates.

Dude York’s Falling Out Now!

FRI, JUL 26, 2019

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Out worldwide today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette, Falling is the phenomenal new album from Seattle power-pop trio Dude York. This 13 track collection was inspired by adolescent romance and the FM-radio pop-punk of the early 2000s, and is already being hailed as ”a stylistic triumph and a timeless take on nostalgia” (Upset) that “[hits] just the right amount of charm and nostalgia to make poptimists out of the rest of us” (BUST). Purchase your copy today and catch Dude York on the road this fall. 

Chastity Belt’s New Self-Titled Album Out 9/20; Pre-Order Today!

WED, JUL 10, 2019

Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017’s I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is due out on Friday, September 20th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records, and from Milk! records in Australia and New Zealand. Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

They’ve also shared a self-made music video for lead single “Ann’s Jam,” which you can watch via the link above. Chastity Belt will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record. Click here for a full list of dates.

Pre-order your copy of Chastity Belt today. First run vinyl pressings come on grass-green vinyl. 


Listen to Dude York’s New Single “Should’ve”

TUE, JUL 9, 2019

Seattle trio Dude York’s new full-length Falling–their tribute to adolescent romance and early-aughts mall punk–is out Friday, July 26th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. “Should’ve” is the infectious third single from Falling, following the equally-spirited title track and “Box.” Stream it now and pre-order your copy of Falling today. First-run LP copies come on frosting-colored vinyl. Additionally, the band has announced a free, all-ages in-store on their record release day at Easy Street Records in their native Seattle. 

Click here for a list of upcoming tour dates. 

Girl Friday’s Fashion Conman EP Out Now!

FRI, JUN 28, 2019

Today we celebrate the release of the Fashion Conman EP from Los Angeles’ Girl Friday, Hardly Art’s latest signing. To mark the occasion, the band has shared a new lo-fi music video for the EP’s first track, “Headstones,” which premiered this morning via Paste. Next Tuesday, Girl Friday embark on a lengthy North American tour with New Zealand band The Beths. Click here for a full list of dates. 

Stay tuned for more from this promising young band!


Julia Shapiro’s Solo Debut Perfect Version Out Now

FRI, JUN 14, 2019

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Happy Record Release Day to Julia Shapiro! Perfect Version, the new full-length album from the Chastity Belt lead singer, is out now on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Julia has also announced new tour dates with Sidney Gish and Lisa Prank. For a full list of upcoming shows, including East Coast performances in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, click here. First-run LPs on blue vinyl can be purchased from our Mini Mart

Dude York Shares New Music Video for “Box”

THU, JUN 6, 2019

Seattle trio Dude York have returned with the new full-length Falling, their tribute to adolescent romance and the pop-punk that proliferated on the FM radio wavelengths of yesteryear. Following the lead single and title track, the band has shared a charming new one-take video for second single “Box.” Vocalist Peter Richards says the song is about adolescent disappointment and the emotional solipsism that can follow. Of the video, Richards says the band “reached out to friends in the Seattle arts community and [dancer] Samie Detzer, [choreographer] Alice Ghosti, [director] Jared Caldwell, and the Washington Ensemble Theater answered with resounding support.”


We can also now share that Dude York will be opening for Bleached on some North American tour dates in October.  Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 
Falling will be out Friday, July 26th on LP, CD, Digital, and Cassette and is available for pre-order now. First-run LP copies come on frosting-colored vinyl.