Hardly Art

Announcing La Luz’s Weirdo Shrine, out August 7; hear first single “You Disappear”

THU, MAY 14, 2015

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Credit: Andrew Imanaka

On Friday, August 7th, Seattle “surf noir” band La Luz returns with the anticipated follow-up to their breakout 2013 debut album It’s Alive. Recorded in a makeshift surf shop studio with producer Ty Segall, Weirdo Shrine is a noisier, more energized effort. “You Disappear,” the first mp3 single, premiered this morning via Stereogum – read on at their artist page for more background on the making of this album.

Pre-orders for the record are available now from our webstore and other vendors. All pre-orders will include a complementary “commentary track” for the record featuring special guests. Initial LP quantities come on translucent half-red and half-cyan vinyl (the better to match the 3-D cover art and fold-out 3-D poster). All LP and CD quantities will include 3-D glasses. Find yours in the shop

Chastity Belt share “Joke” video, announce UK tour dates

MON, MAY 11, 2015

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Credit: Angel Ceballos

Earlier today, The Guardian premiered Chastity Belt’s new music video for “Joke,” featuring candid on-the-road footage taken by the band on their recent Spring tour. Next Monday, the band embarks on a nationwide tour behind their acclaimed new record Time to Go Home, including 14 shows with Courtney Barnett. This August, the band will perform their first-ever UK shows. See the tour page for a full list of their upcoming performances, including these just-announced concerts.