Hardly Art

Announcing Gazebos’ Die Alone; hear first single “I Don’t Wanna Be Here”

TUE, NOV 17, 2015

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Earlier today, Impose Magazine broke news of Hardly Art’s first release of 2016: Die Alone, the debut record from Seattle group Gazebos. “I Don’t Wanna Be Here,” which you can stream or download here, provides an introduction to the band’s eclectic sound and outsider pop mentality. Die Alone will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats Friday, February 19th, 2016. Both CDs and LPs will feature gold foil covers, and the first run of LPs will be on limited colored vinyl. Find yours in the shop, and check their artist page for more on the group, including bio, photos, and more.

NPR premieres music video for Chastity Belt’s “Lydia”

WED, NOV 25, 2015

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Today, NPR Music premiered Shaun Libman’s artful music video for Chastity Belt’s “Lydia,” from their acclaimed 2015 album Time to Go Home. Captured in high-contrast black-and-white photography and utilizing hand-made sets, this new video ably captures the song’s air of wistful yearning that’s made it such a standout track for listeners from here to the airwaves of BBC. 

Chastity Belt just returned home from a six-week European tour, including sold-out headlining dates and a run opening for Death Cab for Cutie. Stay tuned for news of their tour plans in 2016, and in the meantime, the most excellent Time to Go Home can be found (as ever) in our shop.

Shannon and the Clams share new video for “It’s Too Late”

THU, NOV 5, 2015

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Earlier today, NME premiered Shannon and the Clams’ charming and surreal music video for “It’s Too Late,” a standout track from their acclaimed new album Gone by the Dawn. The video sees guitarist/vocalist Cody Blanchard playing a drifter who gets picked up by some hard-partying farmhands before things take a turn for the weird. Watch the video here or by clicking the .gif above.

Next Wednesday, the Clams kick off a string of European tour dates, which sees them bringing their much-lauded live show to six countries. See the tour page for a full list of performances.

What a new video for Grave Babies’ “Metal Me”

TUE, NOV 3, 2015

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Today, Impose Magazine premiered Grave Babies’ grim new video for “Metal Me,” off this past summer’s Holographic Violence. The clip, from director Bobby McHugh, depicts an imagined, violent revenge fantasy gone awry. Halloween may have come and gone already, but this video reasserts last weekend’s spooky vibes. You can watch the video by clicking here or on the .gif above.

Limited edition colored vinyl of Holographic Violence is still available in the shop.