Hardly Art

Jenn Champion’s S tours with The Thermals’ Hutch and Kathy in May

TUE, APR 21, 2015

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Credit: Adrien Leavitt

Hardly Art recording artist S will be joining The Thermals’ Hutch and Kathy for a run of seven West Coast shows starting on Wednesday, May 13th at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco (Fun Fact: “Hardly Art” derives from the lyrics to The Thermals’ “No Culture Icons”). See the tour page for a full list of upcoming S tour dates, including appearances at the Sasquatch! and 2015 Seattle Pride festivals. The most recent S album, Cool Choices, is out now.

Protomartyr share “Blues Festival” from upcoming split 7” with R. Ring

TUE, APR 14, 2015

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Credit: Zak Bratto

As heard yesterday via NPR, Detroit’s Protomartyr have new music to share: “Blues Festival” is their contribution to an upcoming split 7” with R. Ring, due out from Hardly Art records on Tuesday, June 16th. The track is available to stream or purchase digitally today, and pre-orders for the physical 7” are available now through our webstore. “Blues Festival” was recorded late last year at Candyland studios in Cincinnati, and features back-up vocals by Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring).

Protomartyr and R. Ring will perform together at the Northside Tavern in Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 21st. See the tour page for a full list of upcoming Protomartyr tour dates, including their current run with The Gotobeds and summer festival dates. 

Announcing Grave Babies’ Holographic Violence; hear “Eternal (On & On)”

TUE, APR 28, 2015

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Credit: Eleanor Petry

On Friday, July 24th, Hardly Art will proudly release Holographic Violence, the third album from Grave Babies. After many iterations over the years, the Seattle group has arrived at the current line-up of founding member Danny Wahlfeldt, Mark Gajadhar (Blood Brothers, Past Lives), Bryce Brown (Crypts), and Claire Haranda. Holographic Violence is the band’s first proper studio record, recorded with Gajadhar on Orcas Island, and signals a shift in their caustic sound towards clearer, ethereal, hard rock and industrial-inspired arrangements. Earlier today, Noisey premiered the album’s leadoff single “Eternal (On & On),” which you can stream here or download here. A preorder for the album on all formats is now available in the shop.