Hardly Art

Dick Stusso shares music video for “In Heaven”

THU, MAY 31, 2018

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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 

* - w/ Angel Olsen
^ - w/ Jo Passed


Jenn Champion announces new album Single Rider

TUE, MAY 22, 2018

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Credit: Cara Robbins
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.





  1. O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)
  2. Coming For You
  3. You Knew
  4. Holding On
  5. The Move
  6. Never Giving In
  7. Mainline
  8. Time to Regulate
  9. Bleed
  10. Hustle
  11. Going Nowhere

La Luz’s Floating Features out now! Watch new “Mean Dream” video

FRI, MAY 11, 2018

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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

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


Dude York share new single “Moon,” tour Europe with Bully

WED, MAY 9, 2018

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Credit: Sofi Lee

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 *

* - w/Bully
# -w/Turnover, The Regrettes


Jenn Champion returns with “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)”

TUE, MAY 1, 2018

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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’ 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