Today, June 7th, tofusmell is sharing the new song“Keith,”which chronicles a phone call with a faraway confidant, zeroing in on unrealized longing amid a wall of lo-fi fuzz of sonic inspirations that recall Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens. The song, which comes with an animated visual directed by Jeanette Takako Fantone, is fromHumor, tofusmell’s forthcoming EP, out June 30th on all DSPs from Hardly Art.
Hardly Art has signed tofusmell, the recording project from Orlando, Florida musician and singer Rae Chen, and will release Humor, their first EP for the label, on all DSPs worldwide on June 30th, 2023. Humor,which includes the singles “Basil Noodles” and “Keith,” was produced and mixed by tofusmell at Rae’s Home in Winter Garden, Florida, and mastered by Sarah Register in New York. It follows the release of “Shower Song,” released last year as part of the label’s 15th Anniversary Singles Series.
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.