Today, MAGNET Magazine debuted “Getting Loose,” the second single from Dick Stusso’s sophomore albumIn 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.
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
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.
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
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
To celebrate the release of their new Christmas album, Halftime for the Holidays, Dude 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 Attic - 472 1st Ave N
3:00 PM - Sub Pop Store at Seatac Airport - 17801 International Blvd
5:00 PM - Easy Street Records - 4559 California Ave SW
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.
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)
On December 1st, Los Angeles pop punk solo act Colleen Green will begin her second-ever Brazilian tour. Upon her return in mid-December, she’ll be playing select markets across America with frequent road buddy Cassie Ramone. Additionally, Colleen has announced three UK shows in early 2018. See below for a full list of upcoming performances.
12.01.17 - Curitiba, BR - Biblioteca Pública do Paraná 12.02.17 - Chapecó, BR - Dalla Cervejeria * 12.03.17 - Santa Maria, BR - Morrostock Festival 12.06.17 - Porto Alegre, BR - OCulto * 12.08.17 - Brasilia, BR - Picnik 12.09.17 - Nova Friburgo, BR - Universo Ink 12.10.17 - São Paulo, BR - Breve # 12.15.17 - Reno, NV - TBA $ 12.16.17 - Boulder City, NV - The Tap # 12.17.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Bob Baker Marionetter Theater $ 12.21.17 - Ridgewood, NY - The Footlight # 12.22.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Creep Records # 12.23.17 - Cambridge, MA - Democracy Center # 01.11.17 - Culver City, CA - Cinema Bar 02.06.18 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar 02.07.18 - Bristol, UK - Exchange 02.08.18 - London, UK - The Lexington
Halftime for the Holidays, Hardly Art’s first-ever holiday release, is due out on CD and digital formats next Friday, November 24th. This mirthful pop-punk present from Seattle trio Dude York features seven seasonally-inspired originals and two covers. Starting today, you can stream it in full right here right now, or by cozying up in front of your screen and letting the music sleigh straight into your heart while watching a Yule Log soothingly burn. No, really.
Dude York is touring America right now with Alex Lahey. See below for a full list of upcoming performances, and stay tuned for more holiday shenanigans, coming soon.
11.17.17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live # 11.18.17 - Lancaster, PA - Lizard Lounge 11.19.17 - Washington, DC - DC9 # 11.20.17 - Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar # 11.22.17 - Toronto, CA - Drake Hotel # 11.24.17 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean # 11.25.17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry # 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 # 12.05.27 - 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)
It finally happened: Hardly Art is attempting their hand at the lucrative holiday album racket. More catchy than cynical, however, Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays defies any knee-jerk categorization as a mere year-end cash-grab. As evidenced by spunky original “Break Up Holiday” – the new music video for which premiered today on Stereogum – Dude York still have a lot on their minds. Plus, they really like the holidays.
Halftime for the Holidays (so named for its abundance of arena-ready guitar solos) includes seven Dude York originals along with a punked-up rendition of “Silent Night” and “Takin’ Care of Christmas” (yup). It will be out on CD and digital/streaming services Friday, November 24th and is available for pre-order now.
Dude York’s US tour with Alex Lahey kicks off November 15th. See below for a full list of upcoming performances.
11.15.17 - Allston, MA - Great Scott # 11.16.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg # 11.17.17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live # 11.19.17 - Washington, DC - DC9 # 11.22.17 - Toronto, CA - Drake Hotel # 11.24.17 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean # 11.25.17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry # 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 # 12.05.27 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge # 12.06.17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #