Hardly Art

Tacocat announce tour with Sallie Ford, cover The Ramones

TUE, SEP 1, 2015

Seattle band Tacocat will be touring the West Coast and Southwest this December with Portland musician Sallie Ford, including an all-ages headlining set at Neumos in their hometown. Additionally, the band recently recorded an exclusive session for Rhapsody at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, including a cover of The Ramones’ “I Can’t Make It On Time,” which you can watch a video of here. See the tour page for a full list of upcoming dates. Tacocat’s latest full-length release, NVM, can be found in the shop.

Go Behind the Scenes of Shannon and the Clams’ Gone by the Dawn, out now!

FRI, SEP 11, 2015

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Today sees the release of Gone by the Dawn, the fourth full-length from Bay Area trio Shannon and the Clams. Critics and fans are already hailing Dawn as the band’s best effort to date, with Paste Magazine writing that “Shannon and the Clams have more than topped themselves” with their new “creepy-yet-catchy” album (New York Magazine). Watch Out Of Focus TV’s exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary on the making ofGone by the Dawn here or via the image above.

Tonight in San Francisco, the group headlines a record release show at the Great American Music Hall, with a stacked bill including support from Mantles, Magnanimous, Silver Shadows, and Teenage Dance Craze DJs. See the tour page for upcoming nationwide dates, including shows with Sheer Mag and DJ Seth Bogart. 

Limited edition vinyl on custom white-green swirl can be found in the shop, while they last!

Stream Shannon and the Clams’ Gone by the Dawn, out next Friday

THU, SEP 3, 2015

Gone pack

Starting today, you can stream Gone by the Dawn, the exquisite new album from Bay Area trio Shannon and the Clams, in its entirety. Dawn, out on CD, LP, and digital formats next Friday, simultaneously finds the band at their most emotionally-unvarnished (with lyrical allusions to then-recent heartbreak) and sonically polished. All thirteen of the record’s diverse garage rock tracks were recorded with producer Sonny Smith (Sonny & the Sunsets) at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Studios, making this the band’s first proper studio album.

Gone by the Dawn is already praised by critics for its “pin-sharp songwriting” (MOJO) and being hailed as “proof that nostalgia needn’t equal novelty” (NME). Stream the album now via Noisey or by clicking the photo above. First press of colored LPs is stiill available in the shop.

La Luz shares new video for “You Disappear,” European tour starts tomorrow

THU, SEP 17, 2015

You disappear 1

This morning, Noisey shared “You Disappear,” the latest music video from Seattle’s triumphant “surf noir” four-piece La Luz. While conceived as a loving homage to slapped-together public access variety programs, the video also incorporates some far-out 3-D visuals that anyone at home with a pair of 3-D glasses (which were complementary in every copy of the band’s new record Weirdo Shrine) can enjoy. Tomorrow, the band inaugurates an ambitious 32-date European tour with a set at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg.

You can watch the video here or by clicking on the .gif above. Check the tour page for a full list of overseas dates.