Visual artist, writer, songwriter, and musicianShana Cleveland(La Luz) has announced the forthcoming release of a new solo album,Manzanita, onMarch 10viaHardly Art Records. Today she shares the first peak of the LP via the orchestral pop single “Faces in the Firelight.” The song is addressed to both her son (written while he was in utero) and her life partner Will Sprott (Shannon and the Clams) “The song is about watching Will tend to a huge burn pile that was still going long after dark and realizing that out there in the dark field he looked like the ultrasound image we had on our fridge,” she says. “I was thinking that the greatest act of love might be to wait for someone. To say, ‘I’ll be here whenever you’re done, whenever you’re ready.’”
You can now listen to tofusmell’s “Shower Song,” their new single and contribution to Hardly Art’s 15th Anniversary Singles Series.tofusmell is the project from the bedroom of 22 year-old musician Rae Chen (he/they). Inspired by 90s indie-folk music and Rae's own 2012 emo phase, the artsy acoustic sounds of tofusmell originals speak to Rae's life as a trans, queer POC. Rae uses poetry influences in his emotive lyricism to comment on themes like gender, religion, and love. Each stirring track is written, recorded, and produced in Rae's Orlando bedroom solely by him (with a MacBook and a single microphone). Rae says “‘Shower Song’...
You can now watch ill peach’s “COMATOSE”the official video for the grit-pop duo’s contribution to the Hardly Art Singles Series, out today on all DSPs. The visual was shot on location at various locales throughout East Los Angeles, and directed by Lucy Sandler.
2022 marks 15 years of Hardly Art and 15 years of sharing music we love from artists we love. From The Duchess and the Duke to Hunx and His Punx to Protomartyr to La Luz to My Idea, we’ve been lucky to be the label home for some of our favorite artists from the past 15 years. In the spirit of continuing the legacy, we’re unbelievably stoked to launch Hardly Art 15. Over the course of the year we’ll share 15 new singles from 15 of our favorite artists that we think should be your favorite artists too including our first single from Marbled Eye.