On 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. Following the release of the triple animated video made by Grace Cooper for singles: “Garbagedump #1”, “A Fairly Normal Guy” and “Dinner for Two” comes a new lyric video for the ruminative new single, “Self Reflection (Deep.) You can watch/listen HERE.
Hardly Art is elated to announce the signing of Los Angeles group, ill peach to their robust roster of artists. This signing follows the release of the band’s 2022 Hardly Art single “COMATOSE” which was included in the label’s 15th Anniversary digital series. Forming after a stint at SkinWalker Ranch in Gusher, UT, the grit-pop duo comprised of members Jess Corazza and Pat Morrissey fuse together experimental sounds with ethereal vocals. They’re enamored in future tech melding with art, yet they also place moments of nostalgia and snippets of everyday life in their tracks.
Today songwriter, musician, visual artist, and writerShana Cleveland(La Luz) has released the dreamy“Walking Through The Morning Dew,” the newest single off her forthcoming solo album,Manzanitawhich is out March 10 viaHardly Art Records. The LP is set in the natural world and Cleveland’s move to rural California allowed for most of the songwriting to take place outside. Shana says, “This is a song about Spring and rebirth. In California, Spring is the season when nature comes inside. The house is suddenly full of weird bugs. A line from this song encapsulates the album - ‘Everything is blindingly in bloom.’”
On March 24th, Hardly Art will release the third album from everyone’s favorite, increasingly unhinged rock phenom Dick Stusso. His latest long player, S.P. is a document of slow, full mental unraveling in a money-chasing saga set with a world in perpetual decay as its backdrop. With S.P., the man behind the Dick Stusso persona (specifically, California-based singer and songwriter Nic Russo, who is doing much better than his fictional counterpart) has created his most out-there and toothsome record to date, plunging his listeners into a world that might seem strange—that is, until they take a look at what’s actually around them too.