Hardly Art

La Luz announce massive North American and European tours in support of Weirdo Shrine

THU, JUN 18, 2015

Credit: Andrew Imanaka

Well-traveled surf noir act La Luz will be touring for most of the summer and fall, headlining a huge number of markets in the US, Canada, and overseas, including sets at The Showbox in their native Seattle, The Echo in Los Angeles, and The Bowery Ballroom in New York. Attendees to these shows can be expected to hear material from the band’s highly-anticipated new album Weirdo Shrine, which is due out on CD, LP, and digital formats on August 7th. 

See the tour page for a full list of upcoming dates. 

Grave Babies share new track “Something Awful”; Holographic Violence out July 24

WED, JUN 17, 2015

Credit: Eleanor Petry

This morning, SPIN shared “Something Awful,” your second dose of new music from Holographic Violence, the forthcoming full-length from Seattle band Grave Babies. In true Grave Babies fashion, the song is part pop catharsis and part hard rock assault–an ode to a blighted vision that’s been brought to vivid life by the meticulous production of Danny Wahlfeldt and Mark Gajadhar (Blood Brothers) and the expert mixing of Matt Bayles (Alice in Chains, Mastodon). Listen to it here.

Holographic Violence drops on Friday, July 24th, and the band will celebrate that day with a free, all-ages in-store at Everyday Music in their native Seattle, followed by a set at the Cha Cha Lounge as part of the 2015 Capitol Hill Block Party. Find a copy of the limited LP – which includes a full-color art zine – in our shop

Shannon and the Clams return with Gone by the Dawn, share video for “Corvette”

MON, JUN 15, 2015

Credit: Nadia Lee Cohen

Hardly Art is proud to announce Gone by the Dawn, the latest full-length from acclaimed Bay Area trio Shannon and the Clams. Earlier today, Stereogum debuted leadoff single “Corvette,” along with its evocative music video, directed by Loren Risker for Out of Focus TV. 

Recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and produced by Sonny Smith, Gone by the Dawn is the Clams’ anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Dreams in the Rat House. Gone by the Dawn will be released on the 11th of September on CD, LP, and Digital formats. Additionally, the band has announced an extensive US tour for the fall – find the full details for those on the tour page.

Gone by the Dawn is also now available for pre-order in our shop – the first press of LPs will be on limited half green / half cream vinyl. All LPs include a download code.