Hardly Art

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


Watch Dude York’s new video for “Black Jack”

WED, SEP 20, 2017

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Today, FLOOD Magazine premiered the trippy new music video for “Black Jack,” the bombastic opening salvo from Dude York’s full-length Sincerely, which was released earlier this year. Watch the video in full here or embedded below. Dude York are currently touring the West Coast with Sub Pop signees LVL UP, and will be touring America this winter with Alex Lahey. See below for a full list of dates. As ever, any and all updates can be found on the tour page

Sincerely is out now on all formats.


09.21.17 - Portland, OR - The Star Theater *
09.22.17 - Seattle, WA - Barboza *
09.23.17 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *
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/ LVL UP
# - w/ Alex Lahey

Watch Chastity Belt’s new video for “Stuck”

TUE, SEP 12, 2017

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Today, Noisey premiered Chastity Belt’s new music video for “Stuck” as part of a profile on the acclaimed Seattle band. “Stuck” sees Chastity Belt drummer Gretchen Grimm assuming songwriting duties; the accompanying video from director Leena Joshi is a dreamlike diary of a road trip through the American West. Chastity Belt are currently on tour in Europe (full list of dates below).

Last week, Chastity Belt stopped by the studios of BBC 6 Music for an interview and on-air session with Marc Riley that can be streamed here, and lead singer Julia Shapiro recently chatted with her peer and onetime tourmate Courtney Barnett for The Talkhouse Podcast. Their conversation can be streamed here

I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone is available now on all formats. 

09.11.17 - Bristol, UK - Exchange *
09.12.17 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega *
09.13.17 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store * sold out
09.14.17 - London, UK - Garage * % sold out
09.15.17 - Brussels, BE - Witloof Bar
09.16.17 - Cologne, DE - King Georg &
09.17.17 - Berlin, DE - Kantine Am Berghain &
09.19.17 - Vienna, AT - Arena &
09.20.17 - Lausanne, CH - La Romandie Club &
09.21.17 - Paris, FR - Espace B &
09.22.17 - Rotterdam, NL - V11
09.23.17 - Utrecht, NL - ACU &
10.18.17 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

& - w/ Magic Potion
* - w/ GANG
% - w/ Charly Bliss

IAN SWEET announce tour with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

WED, SEP 6, 2017

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Credit: Eleanor Petry

East Coast indie pop act IAN SWEET are currently touring Europe for the first time ever with their friends in Girlpool. Almost immediately after returning to the U.S., they will set out with recent Sub Pop signee Frankie Cosmos for a run of dates across the East Coat and Midwest. In October, IAN SWEET will support Ted Leo & the Pharmacists on a month-long tour across the country. See below for a full list of performances. IAN SWEET’s debut record Shapeshifter is out now on all formats and available in the shop

09.06.17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla *
09.07.17 - London, UK - Village Underground *
09.08.17 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla *
09.09.17 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
09.11.17 - Brussels, BE - Botanique *
09.12.17 - Amsterdam, NE - Paradiso *
09.14.17 - Koln, DE - Artheater *
09.15.17 - Hamburg, DE - Golem *
09.16.17 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine *
09.18.17 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom *
09.19.17 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik *
09.22.17 - Washingon, DC - Black Cat #
09.23.17 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern #
09.24.17 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall #
09.25.17 - Louisville, KY - Zazabar #
09.26.17 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway #
09.27.17 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck #
09.28.17 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling Festival
09.29.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Socail Club #
09.30.17 - Evanston, IL - SPACE #
10.01.17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon #
10.02.17 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s #
10.03.17 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place #
10.04.17 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall * #
10.07.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr Ballroom #
10.23.17 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter $
10.25.17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade, Hell Stage $
10.27.17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada $
10.28.17 - Austin, TX - Mohawk $
10.30.17 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf $
10.31.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar $
11.01.17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah $
11.03.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom $
11.04.17 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club $
11.06.17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall $
11.07.17 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt $
11.08.17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile $
11.13.17 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s $

* - w/ Girlpool
# - w/ Frankie Cosmos
$ - w/ Ted Leo & the Pharmacists