Hardly Art

Watch Dude York’s new video for “Tonight”

THU, MAR 23, 2017

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Dude York’s ”Tonight” has been called “an album highlight that perfectly captures the sweet, punky sound that’s uniquely Dude York” (BUST), and now you can experience its excellence using your eyeballs as well as your ears. In the exuberant music video from director Carlos Lopez, the band spends a day at their favorite malls shopping, stuffing their faces, bungee-ing, getting makeovers, and generally causing mayhem. Go forth and stream it in all its glory.

Dude York’s U.S. tour with PAWS kicks off this week and wraps on April 9th in their native Seattle, opening for a little band called Weezer. In June, they open for The Anniversary on a West Coast run – see below for a full list of dates. 

Sincerely is out now on all formats and streaming services.  



03.23.17 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House ^ (tix)
03.24.17 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge ^ (tix)
03.25.17 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory ^ (tix)
03.27.17 – Boston, MA – Great Scott ^ (tix)
03.28.17 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz ^ (tix)
03.29.17 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha ^ (tix)
03.30.17 – Detroit, MI – The Underground at DIME ^ (tix)
03.31.17 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes ^ (tix)
04.01.17 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge ^ (tix)
04.02.17 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club ^ (tix)
04.03.17 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown ^ (tix)
04.05.17 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive ^ (tix)
04.06.17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^ (tix)
04.07.17 – Boise, ID – The Olympic Venue ^ (tix)
04.08.17 – Portland, OR – Analog Lounge ^ (tix)
04.09.17 – Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
05.09.17 – Seattle, WA - The Vera Project %
06.09.17 – Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge #
06.10.17 – San Diego, CA - The Irenic #
06.11.17 – Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour #
06.13.17 – San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #

^ – w/ PAWS
* – w/ Weezer
% – w/ Charly Bliss
– w/ The Anniversary

Announcing The First Annual 10th Anniversary Extravaganza

MON, MAR 27, 2017

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Credit: Flyer by Cody Blanchard

Hardly Art! It’s a label, it’s a phenomenon, it’s a presence that we hope you have appreciated and/or at least somewhat noticed over the past decade. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of us, and to celebrate, we are hosting a grand ol’ party this May at Chop Suey. TWO grand ol’ parties, in fact – one night will be all-ages, and the other 21+. Both nights will feature incredible lineups, special guest emcees, and other shenanigans to make it a two’fer to remember. Chop Suey is selling advance tickets for both dates, available on the tour page or linked below. We will be announcing more artists in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! 

The First Annual 10th Anniversary Extravaganza: Night One
The First Annual 10th Anniversary Extravaganza: Night Two

IAN SWEET kick off massive tour tonight, watch live footage via Audiotree

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Live at schubas

IAN SWEET set out this evening on the first night of a U.S. tour with bands including Ovlov, Cherry Glazerr, Lala Lala, and Post Life, with SXSW appearances in-between (more TBA soon) and their first-ever run of West Coast tour dates in support of last year’s acclaimed Shapeshifter. See below for a full list of upcoming shows as well as three excellent clips of live footage courtesy of Audiotree, recorded at Schuba’s in Chicago during the Tomorrow Never Knows music festival. 


03.01.17 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall * !
03.02.17 - Albany, NY - The Hollow * #
03.03.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC * #
03.04.17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
03.09.17 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5 ^ #
03.10.17 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Hardbor ^ ! #
03.11.17 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival

SXSW
03.14.17 - She Shreds SXSW Showcase - Las Cruxes, 2:30 PM
03.14.17 - Harry Fox Agency/Rumblefish Party - Sidebar, 4:15 PM
03.15.17 - Noisey/Jansport Showcase w/ Lil Yachty, more - Cheer Up Charlie’s, 10:00 PM
03.16.17 - The Alternative Showcase - Shirley’s Temple, 4:30 PM
03.16.17 - Tigerbomb Showcase - The Market, 11:00 PM
03.17.17 - Exploding in Sound Showcase - Todd’s Mansion, 2:30 PM
03.17.17 - Austin Oasis 2017 - Hole In the Wall
03.17.17 - KVRX Simpatico Booking Showcase - Fine Southern Gentleman, 6:00 PM
03.17.17 - Flowerbooking Showcase - Sidewinder, 8:35 PM
03.18.17 - Do512 Showcase - Barracuda, 2:00 PM
03.18.17 - Smear Mag/KVRX Showcase - Spiderhouse, 4:45 PM

03.20.17 - Dallas, TX - Three Links $ #
03.22.17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia $ !
03.24.17 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt $ !
03.25.17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade $ #
03.26.17 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder $ !
03.27.17 - Orlando, FL - The Social $ #
03.28.17 - Jacksonville, FL - Nighthawks
03.29.17 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle $ #
03.31.17 - Columbus OH - Rumba Cafe $ #
04.01.17 - Bloomington, IN - Blockhouse Bloomington $ !
04.02.17 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway $ #
04.03.17 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective
04.05.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar $ #
04.06.17 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets $ #
04.07.17 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room $ #
04.08.17 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe Collective %
04.11.17 - Pomona, CA - Acerogami %
04.12.17 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop %
04.15.17 - Seattle, WA - Barboza %
04.16.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios %
04.18.17 - Arcata, CA - Outer Space %

* - w/ Slothrust
^ - w/ Ovlov
$ - w/ Cherry Glazerr, Lala Lala
% - w/ Post Life
# - all-ages
! - 18+

Announcing Chastity Belt’s I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, out June 2

WED, MAR 8, 2017

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Credit: Conner Lyons

Hardly Art is proud to announce I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone – the highly-anticipated third studio album from Seattle’s Chastity Belt – out Friday, June 2nd on all formats and streaming services. Get your first taste of this dazzling, introspective album with the band’s new video for ”Different Now,” which affectionately riffs on Temple of the Dog’s classic video for ”Hunger Strike.” Watch the “Different Now” video below.

The band’s West Coast tour kicks off tomorrow night in San Francisco, and they will be playing a number of showcases at this year’s SXSW. Three bonus tracks will be included on all CD and digital versions, as well as on digital downloads included with LP purchases. All album details – and a convenient pre-order for all formats – can be found in the shop. Read on for a complete list of upcoming tour dates, and check the artist page for more on Chastity Belt’s long-awaited return.


03.09.17 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
03.10.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident *
03.11.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Viva Phx Festival
03.12.17 - El Paso, TX - The Perch *
03.13.17 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *

SXSW
03.14.17 - She Shreds Showcase - Las Cruxes, 4:30 PM #
03.15.17 - South By San Jose - Hotel San Jose, 5:00 PM
03.15.17 - Modern Sky Official Showcase - Barracuda,  10:00 PM
03.16.17 - Another Planet/Noise Pop Showcase - Sidewinder, 2:30 PM
03.17.17 - Laneway Festival Showcase - Mohawk, 4:30 PM
03.17.17 - Waterloo Records, 6:00 PM
03.17.17 - SPIN Official Showcase - Empire Control Room, 10:00 PM

03.18.17 - Dallas, TX - NSFWknd at Club Dada ^
03.21.17 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall  &
03.23.17 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival %
03.24.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $
06.01.17 - Seattle, WA - Record Release Show at the Crocodile

* - w/ Lisa Prank
# - w/ IAN SWEET, Dude York, Sad13, Jay Som, Lisa Prank, Diet Cig, more
^ - w/ Weaves, Priests, Flasher
& - w/ Tele Novella
% - w/ The Coathangers
$ - w/ Kane Strang