Hardly Art

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. 

Watch the New Music Video for Julia Shapiro’s “Shape”; Perfect Version Out June 14th

THU, MAY 30, 2019

Perfect Version, the debut solo album  from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, is out June 14th on LP/CD/Digital/Cassette. Today, we’re sharing the record’s third single “Shape” along with a new music video shot and edited by Julia herself, which incorporates footage from her recent Australian tour. Additionally, Julia has announced a couple of July East Coast tour dates. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. Pre-orders are available now. 

Jenn Champion Shares New Video for “Going Nowhere”

FRI, MAY 24, 2019

Today, Jenn Champion dropped a new music video for “Going Nowhere,” another standout track from her 2018 album Single Rider. Directed by Marcy Stone-Francois, the video features dancers Laura Aschoff and Markeith Wiley. Additionally, Jenn has announced two new upcoming dates in Brooklyn and her former hometown of Seattle. See those here

Girl Friday Signs to Hardly Art! Fashion Conman EP Out June 28th

WED, MAY 22, 2019

Hardly Art is pleased to announce the signing of LA quartet Girl Friday, whose Fashion Conman EP is due out Friday, June 28th.  You can watch the music video for their new single “Decoration/Currency” today via Brooklyn Vegan. In July, Girl Friday hit the road with New Zealand band The Beths for a North American tour. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Announcing Dude York’s Falling, out July 26th; Watch The New Video For The Title Track

WED, MAY 8, 2019

Seattle trio Dude York have returned with the new full-length Falling, their tribute to adolescent romance and the pop-punk that clogged up FM radio wavelengths of yesteryear. To celebrate the announcement, the band has shared a new animated music video for the album’s impossibly catchy title track. Falling will be out Friday, July 26th on LP, CD, Digital, and Cassette and is available for pre-order now from our Mini Mart. First-run LP copies come on frosting-colored vinyl. 



Versing’s 10000 Out Today!

FRI, MAY 3, 2019

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Today we celebrate the release of 10000, the latest full-length from Cascadian rockers Versing. Exclaim! has joined the band’s chorus of admires in calling the new record ”bold and jarring when it needs to be, filling space with ubiquitous noise and melody.” You can purchase 10000 on CD, cassette, and smokey-grey vinyl from our Mini-mart. Versing kick off a run of West Coast dates tonight before hitting the road this summer in support of Froth. Click here for a full list of dates. 

Julia Shapiro Shares New Music Video for “A Couple Highs”

TUE, APR 30, 2019

Perfect Version, the debut solo album  from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, is out June 14th on LP/CD/Digital/Cassette. Today, she’s shared a new official music video for “A Couple Highs,” directed by Claire Buss. A subtle homage to Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, the video sees Shapiro and her canine doppelganger explore the quiet beauty within Suburban Seattle malaise.

Julia recorded virtually every instrument on Perfect Version herself. She is currently on tour in Australia, and recently opened for Kurt Vile in Castlemaine. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.

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.