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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


Announcing Dick Stusso’s In Heaven LP; listen to “Modern Music”

TUE, JAN 9, 2018

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Credit: Cara Robbins

Hardly Art is proud to announce its first release of the new year: Dick Stusso’s In Heaven. Lead single “Modern Music” is an apt introduction to Stusso, an existentialist cowboy character inhabited by Bay Area songwriter Nic Russo. You can stream the song or watch a lyric video starring Stusso below. In Heaven is out Friday, March 2nd on LP, CD, digital and cassette, and follows 2015’s acclaimed double EP Nashville Dreams/Sings The Blues. Pre-orders are available now.

Read on for more on Dick Stusso and In Heaven, including upcoming US tour dates. 

02.22.18 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
03.08.18 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
03.10.18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
03.18.18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
03.21.18 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
03.22.18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
03.28.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge



Dude York announce Seattle record store caroling tour

FRI, DEC 15, 2017

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To celebrate the release of their new Christmas album, Halftime for the HolidaysDude York will be visiting the finest record stores in Seattle and caroling on Friday, December 22nd! See below for the full schedule of their appearances:

1:00 PM - Light in the Attic472 1st Ave N

3:00 PM - Sub Pop Store at Seatac Airport - 17801 International Blvd

5:00 PM - Easy Street Records4559 California Ave SW

7:00 PM - Sonic Boom Records2209 NW Market St.

Last day to place orders: December 19th!

FRI, DEC 15, 2017

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Attention loyal customers: our iconic Hardly Art Mini Mart™  is closing up for the year next week. To ensure your order is shipped out in 2017, please place your order by next Tuesday at the latest. Thank you kindly, and we wish you all a very happy holiday break. 

Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays out now; watch lyric video for “Takin’ Care of Christmas”

MON, NOV 27, 2017

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What would the holiday season be without a present from us to the world? Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays is out now on CD and digital formats, and we’re marking the occasion with a new lyric video for “Takin’ Care of Christmas” (which is, as you may have suspected, a holly jolly Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover). Click here to purchase your copy of this stereophonic stocking stuffer today.

Dude York is touring America right now with Alex Lahey. See below for a full list of upcoming performances. 

11.28.17 - Norman, OK - The Opolis 
11.29.17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada #
11.30.17 - Austin, TX - Barracuda #
12.02.17 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge #
12.03.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #
12.05.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge #
12.06.17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #
12.08.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
12.09.17 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #
12.11.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
12.12.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt #
12.16.17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (all-ages)

# - w/ Alex Lahey