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The Moondoggies’ A Love Sleeps Deep Out Now!

FRI, APR 13, 2018

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The Moondoggies have returned after a years-long hiatus with their most blistering release to date. The new full-length album, A Love Sleeps Deep, out today, is overflowing with pent-up energy and excursions into psychedelic expanses. Fans of the Americana five-piece can  hear these new jams today when the band performs live at 12 PM on the airwaves of KEXP. Tonight in their beloved Seattle, the Moondoggies play a record release show at The Neptune Theater, followed by a run of West Coast, Southwest, and Southern appearances. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates, and find the record on all formats in the shop.

04.13.18 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #
04.18.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04.19.18 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
04.20.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat *
04.21.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
04.22.18 - Long Beach, CA - Que Sera
04.24.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
04.25.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
04.27.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee and Beer
04.28.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee and Beer
04.29.18 - Dallas, TX - Double Wide Bar
05.01.18 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05.02.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.03.18 - Ketchum, ID - Hot Water Inn
05.04.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
05.05.18 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett

# - w/ Grand Hallway, Le Sang Song
^ - w/ Tango Alpha Tango
* - w/ Erik Blood


Watch La Luz’s new video for “The Creature”; European tour announced

WED, APR 11, 2018

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Floating Features, the new album from La Luz (out May 11th), is a dazzling collection of songs inspired by the surreal and dreamlike atmosphere of Los Angeles, so it’s fitting that director Vice Cooler’s music video for “The Creature” dips a toe (or perhaps a black-gloved finger) into some unsettling, semi-Lynchian waters. Today also brings news of a European tour that kicks off in September. See below for the band’s ginormous tally of all upcoming 2018 tour dates. Floating Features is available for preorder on all formats right now in the shop.

04.26.18 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival 
05.11.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $
05.12.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $
05.13.18 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex $
05.14.18 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall $
05.16.18 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret $
05.17.18 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile $ *
05.18.18 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project $ * &
05.19.18 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater *
05.22.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic *
05.23.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
05.24.18 - Ft. Collin’s, CO - Hodi’s Half Note *
05.25.18 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
05.28.18 - Omaha, NE - O’Leavers !
05.30.18 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room !
05.31.18 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
06.02.18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme ^
06.03.18 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern ^
06.04.18 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco ^
06.05.18 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery ^
06.06.18 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom ^
06.08.18 - New York, NY - Public Arts ^
06.09.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival at Baby’s All Right &
06.10.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts Black Box %
06.11.18 - Washington, D.C. - Songbyrd %
06.12.18 - Raleigh, NC - The Pinhook %
06.13.18 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl %
06.14.18 - Jacksonville, FL - Root %
06.15.18 - New Orleans, LA - Santos %
06.19.18 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger #
06.20.18 - El Paso, TX - Monarch #
06.21.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress #
06.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom #
09.01.18 - Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival
09.04.18 - Malmö, SE - Plan B
09.05.18 - Oslo, NO - Revolver
09.06.18 - Stockholm, SE - Melodybox
09.07.18 - Göteborg, SE - Pustervil
09.08.18 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
09.10.18 - Karlsruhe, DE - Kohi
09.11.18 - Zürich, CH - Rote Fabrik
09.12.18 - Montpellier, FR - Le Rockstore
09.13.18 - Barcelona, ES - Gambeat Festival
09.14.18 - Madrid, ES - GetMAD
09.18.18 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
09.19.18 - Bern, CH - ISC Club
09.20.18 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
09.22.18 - Brussels, BE - Botanique @ Witloof Bar
09.24.18 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
09.25.18 - Glasgow, UK -  Mono
09.26.18 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
09.27.18 - London, UK - The Dome
09.28.18 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
09.29.18 - Brighton, UK - The Hope and Ruin
10.01.18 - Köln, DE - Bumann & Sohn
10.02.18 - Derlin, DE - Music & Frieden
10.03.18 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol
10.04.18 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang (Goldener Salon)
10.05.18 - Groningen, NL - Vera
10.06.18 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (upstairs

& - All-Ages
$ - w/ Ancient Forest
* - w/ Savila
! - w/ The Whiffs
^ - w/ Gymshorts
% - w/ Timothy Eerie
# - w/ Summer Twins

IAN SWEET tour with Frankie Cosmos, watch new “Shapeshifter” video today

MON, APR 9, 2018

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Tomorrow, Jilian Medford’s indie pop outfit IAN SWEET starts a run of US tour dates with Sub Pop’s Frankie Cosmos, whose new album Vessel recently dropped. To commemorate the start of their joint tour, IAN SWEET has shared a new music video from director Alix Spence for the title track off Shapeshifter, the band’s debut record. Stereogum premiered the video this morning, which you can watch below, following a full list of upcoming performances. 

04.10.18 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard *
04.11.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater*
04.12.18 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room*
04.13.18 - Fresno, CA - Strummer’s*
04.14.18 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theater*
04.17.18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
04.18.18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater*
04.20.18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*

* - w/ Frankie Cosmos

 

Listen to the Moondoggies’ “Soviet Barn Fire”

TUE, MAR 27, 2018

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Credit: Sarah Cass

A Love Sleeps Deep, the spirited new record from Northwest band The Moondoggies, is out in less than one month. Today, KEXP has shared “Soviet Barn Fire,” the third single from this anticipated release, which sees lyricist Kevin Murphy railing against con men in The Evergreen State and on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Moondoggies hit the road soon in support of A Love Sleeps Deep, including three dates with Erik Blood, who produced their sprawling, jam-heavy album. See below for a full list of dates. A Love Sleeps Deep is available for preorder on all formats in the ever-beloved shop

04.13.18 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #
04.18.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04.19.18 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
04.20.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat *
04.21.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
04.22.18 - Long Beach, CA - Que Sera
04.24.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
04.25.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
04.27.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee and Beer
04.28.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee and Beer
04.29.18 - Dallas, TX - Double Wide Bar
05.01.18 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05.02.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.03.18 - Ketchum, ID - Hot Water Inn
05.04.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
05.05.18 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett

# - w/ Grand Hallway, Le Sang Song
^ - w/ Tango Alpha Tango
* - w/ Erik Blood


Listen to “California Finally,” another new song from La Luz

THU, MAR 8, 2018

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Credit: Chona Kasinger

Just in time for what’s certain to be a very busy SXSW for La Luz, the Los Angeles band is teasing out more music from their highly-anticipated new album Floating Features. “California Finally”–the band’s tribute to the “weird golden paradise” they call home–premiered this morning via BUST Magazine. See below for a massive list of just-announced tour dates and everywhere to catch La Luz at SXSW this year (in bold)

Pre-orders for Floating Features are available now, including limited edition cream-colored vinyl. 

  

03.09.18 - Las Vegas, NV - Neon Reverb Festival 
03.10.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Flying Burrito Festival
03.11.18 - El Paso, TX - Warszawa

03.13.18 – Austin, TX – She Shreds Showcase at Kinda Tropical, 6:40 PM
03.14.18 – Austin, TX – Panache Bruise Cruise, 3:30 PM
03.14.18 – Austin, TX – Electric Church, 6:30 PM
03.15.18 – Austin, TX – SXSJ at Hotel San Jose, 4:00 PM
03.15.18 – Austin, TX – Levitation Showcase at Hotel Vegas, 6:30 PM
03.16.18 – Austin, TX – Volcom X Showcase at Volcom Garden, 5:20 PM
03.16.18 – Austin, TX – Panache Official SXSW Showcase at Hotel Vegas, 12:20 AM
03.17.18 – Austin, TX – Burgermania VII at Hotel Vegas, 4:15 PM

03.18.18 - Dallas, TX - Not So Fun Wknd
03.20.18 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
04.26.18 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
05.11.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $
05.12.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $
05.13.18 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex $
05.14.18 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall $
05.16.18 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret $
05.17.18 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile $ *
05.18.18 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project $ * &
05.19.18 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater *
05.22.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic *
05.23.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
05.24.18 - Ft. Collin’s, CO - Hodi’s Half Note *
05.25.18 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
05.28.18 - Omaha, NE - O’Leavers !
05.30.18 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room !
05.31.18 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
06.02.18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme ^
06.03.18 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern ^
06.04.18 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco ^
06.05.18 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery ^
06.06.18 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom ^
06.08.18 - New York, NY - Public Arts ^
06.09.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival at Baby’s All Right &
06.10.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts Black Box %
06.11.18 - Washington, D.C. - Songbyrd %
06.12.18 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook %
06.13.18 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl %
06.14.18 - Jacksonville, FL - Root %
06.15.18 - New Orleans, LA - Santos %
06.19.18 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger #
06.20.18 - El Paso, TX - Monarch #
06.21.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress #
06.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom #

& - All-Ages
$ - w/ Ancient Forest
* - w/ Savila
! - w/ The Whiffs
^ - w/ Gymshorts
% - w/ Timothy Eerie
# - w/ Summer Twins

Dick Stusso’s In Heaven out now

FRI, MAR 2, 2018

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In Heaven, the new album from beloved Oakland enigma Dick Stusso, is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Stusso, the musical alter ego for songwriter Nic Russo, has been described as “a failure-prone fantasist in a cowboy hat” (East Bay Express), a “stoic purveyor of country-fried gloom rock” (The Bay Bridged), and “like some kind of psychotic Gram Parsons” (Noisey). 

This afternoon at 4 PM Pacific time, Stusso’s band will perform live from the East Bay on Pressuredrop.tv. Tune in here to watch his set. Next week, he hits the road  for a run of dates, including some with recent Sub Pop signees Jo Passed and Moaning. Dick Stusso will also be performing at SXSW. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates, and nab a copy of In Heaven to call your very own in the shop.

03.08.18 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
03.10.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
03.11.18 - Flagstaff, AZ - Chancy’s Crib ^
03.13.18 - Austin, TX - Spider House, 1 PM (SXSW)
03.15.18 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder, 12 PM (SXSW)
03.17.18 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
03.18.18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge *
03.19.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
03.21.18 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
03.22.18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza *
03.28.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge

^ - w/ Moaning
* - w/ Jo Passed

The Moondoggies share “Sick In Bed”

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

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Credit: Jason Neuerburg

Today, Cascadian rockers The Moondoggies have offered up another preview of their forthcoming full-length album A Love Sleeps Deep. “Sick in Bed,” which premiered this morning via The Big Takeover, is a pastoral, harmony-rich earworm that blooms into a kaleidoscopic jam-out in the its back half. Stream it below. 

Pre-orders for A Love Sleeps Deep are available now. For a full list of upcoming performances by The Moondoggies, see below. Any up-to-date additions or changes can be found on the tour page

 

04.13.18 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #
04.18.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04.19.18 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
04.20.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat *
04.21.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
04.22.18 - Long Beach, CA - Que Sera
04.24.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
04.25.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
04.27.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee
04.28.18 - Austin, TX - Radio Coffee
04.29.18 - Dallas, TX - Double Wide Bar
05.01.18 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05.02.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.03.18 - Ketchum, ID - Hot Water Inn
05.04.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
05.05.18 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett

# - w/ Grand Hallway, Le Sang Song
^ - w/ Tango Alpha Tango
* - w/ Erik Blood

Dick Stusso shares new song “Getting Loose”

WED, FEB 14, 2018

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Credit: Cara Robbins

Today, MAGNET Magazine debuted “Getting Loose,” the second single from Dick Stusso’s sophomore album In Heaven. The rollicking track sees Oakland musician Nic Russo once again inhabiting his lachrymose failed troubadour alter ago, ruminating on his prospects in a soused-up baritone.  Stream the track below.

In Heaven is out Friday, March 2nd on LP, CD, digital, and cassette formats. Pre-orders are available now and review copies are available upon request. All upcoming performances can be found on the tour page.

Announcing La Luz’s Floating Features, out 5/11/18

MON, FEB 12, 2018

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Credit: Vikesh Kapoor

Hardly Art is pleased to announce the return of L.A. shredders La Luz, whose new album Floating Features will arrive on LP, CD, digital, and cassette Friday, May 11th. Propulsive first single “Cicada” offers a taste of Floating Features’ blissed-out hi-fi sound–stream it now and click the link above to watch director Ryan D. Browne’s soap opera-satirizing music video. 

Pre-orders for Floating Features are available now, including limited edition cream-colored vinyl. La Luz perform Saturday night at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, and will be appearing at SXSW. See below for a full list of dates. 


02.17.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
03.10.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Flying Burrito Festival
03.11.18 - El Paso, TX - The Monarch
03.13.18 - 03.17.18 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.18.18 - Dallas, TX - Not So Fun Festival
03.20.18 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
04.26.18 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival 



Announcing The Moondoggies’ A Love Sleeps Deep

MON, JAN 29, 2018

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Credit: Jason Neuerburg

Roots-rock five-piece The Moondoggies are poised to release their new album A Love Sleeps Deep on Friday, April 13th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette formats. Epic lead-off single “Easy Coming” is available now for your consumption.  Stream it here or by watching the lyric video below. Produced by Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat), the album sees the Northwest band mining psychedelic, groove-heavy territory that was only hinted at on previous recordings. The Moondoggies are also returning to touring, and will  hit the road in support of A Love Sleeps Deep in mid-April – see below for a full list of dates. 

Pre-orders for A Love Sleeps Deep are available now

04.13.18 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #
04.18.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04.19.18 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
04.20.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat *
04.21.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
04.22.18 - Long Beach, CA - Que Sera
04.25.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
05.01.18 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05.02.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.03.18 - Ketchum, ID - Hot Water Inn
05.04.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
05.05.18 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett

# - w/ Grand Hallway, Le Sang Song
^ - w/ Tango Alpha Tango
* - w/ Erik Blood