Today sees the release of Single Rider, the latest full-length from Jenn Champion (née S), a spellbinding collection of pop gems produced in collaboration with Brian Fennell aka SYML. The album is available now worldwide on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Streaming versions of the record and LP download codes include both a stripped down version of Champion’s “No One” and a remix of “Time to Regulate” by Fennell’s other alias, Gold Brother.
Hot pink limited edition vinyl LPs of the album are available now in our webstore. See below for upcoming Jenn Champion tour dates and what critics are saying about Single Rider.
“A strong set of moody, ’80s-steeped electro-pop combining sparkling synths, atmospheric guitars and propulsive beats with her plaintive vocals and confessional lyrics of love, desire and connection.” – KEXP
“A careful and artful kind of pop with an immense sense of emotion within.” – LA Record
“Champion embraces dance-oriented electro-pop and its capacity for liberation through connection.” – City Arts, Album of the Month
08.09.18 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey 08.10.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios 08.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
Lala Lala–the Chicago-based project of Lillie West–has signed to Hardly Art, and we will release her new album The Lambon LP, CD, digital, and cassette on Friday, September 28th. Today, Stereogum named Lala Lala an “Band to Watch” and premiered the video for lead single “Destroyer.” Stereogum also interviewed Lillie about the record, and you can read the feature here. Lillie says the song “is about retroactively realizing your feelings and trying to figure out what happened to get you where you are. Feeling out of control and like you’re stuck in a feedback loop.”
The Lamb is now available for pre-order now in our mini mart. Initial LP pressings available exclusively through hardlyart.com come with clear vinyl with blue swirl.
Lala Lala have announced August dates supporting WHY? and LVL UP. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.
Hardly Art is pleased to announce that Seattle riffers Versing have officially joined the roster. The four-piece has been turning heads in the city for the past two years with their taut and brainy take on Northwest rock, and today they’ve shared “Silver Dollar,” a digital single that constructs a narrative around the social injustice of so-called “affluenza.” Revolver premiered a music video for the track this morning, which you can watch via the links above.
Versing will be on tour next month across the West Coast, see blow for a full list of upcoming dates.
07.11.18 - Vancouver, BC - Red Gate 07.12.18 - Victoria, BC - Centennial Square 07.13.18 - Seattle, WA - West Seattle Fest 07.15.18 - Boise, ID - TBA 07.16.18 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project 07.17.18 - Las Vegas, NV - Starboard Tack 07.19.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex 07.20.18 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside 07.21.18 - Seattle, WA - Kame House
Jenn Champion’s alluring new album Single Rider is less than one month away from release, and today the LA-based songwriter has shared a colorful, rhapsodic music video for “Coming For You” by director Jen Harrington. Apply some glittery eyeshadow and watch it via the link above. “Coming For You” is also available for your listening pleasure everywhere music is streamed.
Dick Stusso, the Bay Area’s own “failure-prone fantasist in a cowboy hat” (East Bay Express), hits the road again next week for a run of dates with Sub Pop’s Jo Passed, preceded by a solo acoustic set opening for Angel Olsen at the Masonic Temple in Asheville, North Carolina. To whet your appetite for these upcoming performances, we’ve shared Stusso’s new music video for “In Heaven,” the title track from his recent Hardly Art debut.
Filmed on 16mm, the winking, laconic video from director Sarah Strunin takes its inspiration from vintage Leonard Cohen and Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood clips. It premiered today via Brooklyn Vegan and you can watch it below.
In Heaven is available in all formats in the Mini Mart.
06.05.18 - Asheville, NC - Masonic Temple * 06.06.18 - Washington, DC - DC9 ^ 06.07.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ 06.08.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Park Church Co-Op ^ 06.09.18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott ^ 06.10.18 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall ^ 06.11.18 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz ^ 06.12.18 - Ottowa, CA - Makerspace North ^ 06.13.18 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar ^ 06.14.18 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups ^ 06.16.18 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village ^ 08.10.18 - 08.12.18 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
On the heels of recent pop music coming-out-party “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)”, Jenn Champion has announced Single Rider, her first full-length release since abandoning the “S” moniker and radically re-imagining her sound. The record – crafted in close collaboration with producer Brian Fennell aka SYML – drops on Friday, July 13th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette formats. “Time to Regulate” is your second sampling of Single Rider’s fusion of electric neon grooves and unblushing vulnerability. Listen to it in full below.
After months of anticipation, La Luz’s lush, lysergic new album Floating Features is finally out today. Shot through with rays of smoggy LA sunshine, the record navigates disorienting dreamscapes throughout its 11 impeccable tracks–particularly “Mean Dream,” which has a new music video from director Ryan D. Browne that premiered this morning on Brooklyn Vegan. Bend your mind and watch it in full below. Tonight in San Francisco, La Luz play the first show of a massive 35-date North American tour. See below for a full list of dates!
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 * 05.20.18 - Bellingham, WA -The Shakedown * 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 * 05.26.18 - Albuquerque, NM - Town Hall * 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 % 06.16.18 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas # 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 09.15.18 - San Sebastian, ES - Donostia Festibala 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
Tonight in Birmingham, Seattle band Dude York bring their lauded power-pop sound to Europe for the very first time. In honor of this transatlantic rock-and-roll goodwill mission, the band has shared an exceptionally rambunctious new single called ”Moon,” which features vocals from bassist Claire England and premiered earlier via Gold Flake Paint. Per the Dudes York, “Moon” is “a note to self that success doesn’t equal fulfillment and a reminder that nobody does it all by themselves.” Dude York support Nashville’s Bully on these dates, which you can peruse in full below. Stay tuned for more from this ever-restless trio.
05.09.18 – Birmingham, UK – The Sunflower Lounge * 05.10.18 – Edinburgh, UK – Picture House UK * 05.11.18 – Liverpool, UK – Buyer’s Club * 05.13.18 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach * 05.14.18 – Leicester, UK – The Cookie * 05.15.18 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms * 05.17.18 - Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin 05.20.18 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club #* 05.21.18 – Glasgow, UK – Hug and Pint * 05.22.18 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s * 05.25.18 - Manchester, UK - Dot to Dot * 05.26.18 - Bristol, UK - Dot to Dot * 05.27.18 - Nottingham, UK - Dot to Dot * 05.29.18 – Guildford, UK – The Boileroom * 05.30.18 – London, UK – Moth Club * 05.31.18 - Paris, FR – L’Espace B * 06.03.18 – Munich, DE – Sunny Red * 06.05.18 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia * 06.06.18 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow * 06.08.18 – Münster, DE – Gleis 22 *
Jenn Champion’s 2016 No One EP and her recent synth-laden cover of Yes’ ’80s gem “Owner of a Lonely Heart” hinted at a new , neon-tinged direction in her sound. Now, Champion’s long-held fascination with chart-topping bangerz has borne “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It),” the most exuberant expression of her pop-leaning tendencies yet. The digital single is now streaming worldwide, and you can watch the official music video for the song below.
Co-directed by Champion and Jimmy Bazan, the video features appearances by LA’s HyperBody and IAN SWEET, and lots and lots of leotards.
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