Los Angeles duo ill peach has released their incredible debut full-length, THIS IS NOT AN EXIT, via Hardly Art! To celebrate the release, ill peach shared a new video for their track “HUSH” earlier this week.
Today, March 24th, Hardly Art will release the third album from everyone’s favorite, increasingly unhinged rock phenom Dick Stusso. S.P. is the first Dick Stusso record in four years, following his stellar Hardly Art debutIn Heavenfrom 2018—but this latest missive is more of an indirect sequel to the buzz-building 2015 release Nashville Dreams / Sings the Blues, diving deeper into Dick Stusso’s crumbling psyche and dystopian surroundings. To celebrate this impending release, Dick Stusso mastermind Nic Russo, sat down with Hardly Art to talk about trees (Nic’s day job is an arborist,) California Rain, The Apocalypse, and of course, his new album S.P.
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.