Hardly Art

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

Colleen Green tours Brazil, shares new U.S. dates

TUE, NOV 21, 2017

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Credit: Dan Steinberg

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

* - w/ Subburbia
# - w/ Terry Crew
$ - w/ Cassie Ramone

Watch a Yule Log and stream Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays in full

FRI, NOV 17, 2017

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)

# - w/ Alex Lahey

Announcing Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays, watch video for “Break Up Holiday”

WED, OCT 4, 2017

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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 #

# - w/ Alex Lahey