Hardly Art

Colleen Green shares “TV,” 2nd single from I Want to Grow Up

TUE, JAN 27, 2015

Credit: Eric Penna

Earlier today, The FADER premiered “TV,” the second mp3 single from Colleen Green’s upcoming album I Want to Grow Up, out February 24th on Hardly Art. Like previous single “Pay Attention,” the song explores themes of loneliness, anxiety, and isolation through Green’s hallmark heavy-lidded perspective. “I feel a real connection when my TV’s on,” Green sings, “And it’s the truest one that I’ll ever make.”

Preorders for I Want to Grow Up are available now. The limited first pressing of the LP comes on clear wax with pink and blue swirls and includes a new zine of comics by Colleen Green! Bonus info nugget: this title is also available for preorder via Bandcamp on CD, LP, or digital, for those of you that prefer to keep your preorders more, uh, Bandcamp-y. West Coasters, stay tuned for a handful of live shows, coming your way next month. Details on the tour page

We signed Chastity Belt, Time to Go Home coming up March 24

TUE, JAN 6, 2015

Credit: Angel Ceballos

On March 24th, Hardly Art will release Time to Go Home, the second full-length by Seattle band Chastity Belt, and their first for Hardly Art. This morning, The FADER premiered the album’s title track and leadoff mp3, which you can stream or download below. Chastity Belt quickly made a name for themselves after emerging on the Seattle DIY scene in 2012, garnering national acclaim for their intricately-woven, tongue-in-cheek songs and “feminist theory, cultural commentary and general intellectual bad-assery” (CMJ). Read more about their new LP on their artist page, and preorder a copy on CD or LP in the shop – first press of LPs will be on ghostly clear wax! 

Jenn Champion’s S sets out on West Coast tour

THU, JAN 15, 2015

Credit: Adrien Leavitt

On the heels of a fantastic 2014, which saw the release of her widely-acclaimed, Chris Walla-produced break-up album Cool Choices, S aka Jenn Champion will hit the road once again in early 2015, traveling up and down the West Coast with her band. Cool Choices has been hailed as one of the best records of last year – “A gorgeous collection of gently sighed confessions, piercingly intimate yet propulsive and muscular” (Stereogum). Find all assorted details for this upcoming run on the tour page

La Luz announce US tour, watch behind-the-scenes video from their tour with Shannon and the Clams

MON, JAN 12, 2015

Credit: Zoe Rain

In February, Seattle surf-rockers La Luz will embark on their first tour of 2015, which kicks off in Los Angeles and brings them through markets in the Southwest, South, and East Coast. Check the tour page for a full list of dates on this ambitious five-week tour, and look below for a fun-filled glimpse behind the scenes of the band’s recent winter tour with labelmates Shannon and the Clams. As ever, recent releases from both bands can be found in le shop