Hardly Art

Watch Chastity Belt’s video for “Used to Spend;” new album I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone out today

FRI, JUN 2, 2017

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Seattle band Chastity Belt’s highly-anticipated new album I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette (including three previously-unheard bonus tracks). To celebrate, the band has shared a new music video for quasi-title track “Used to Spend”–an intimate, gorgeously-shot journey from their respective homes to a day at the races and back. 

See below for a full list of upcoming US and overseas tour dates. I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone is available on limited opaque salmon-pink vinyl, while supplies last


06.03.17 - Spokane, WA - Steam Plant
06.05.17 - Seattle, WA - Sonic Boom (Free all-ages in-store)
06.14.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club #
06.15.17 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean #
06.16.17 - Detroit, MI - Jumbo’s #
06.17.17 - Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall at the Great Hall #
06.18.17 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz #
06.19.17 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #
06.20.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
06.22.17 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA #
06.23.17 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd %
06.24.17 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook %
06.25.17 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight %
06.27.17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Purgatory) %
06.28.17 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR %
06.29.17 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway %
06.30.17 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s %
07.01.17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry %
07.28.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
07.29.17 - Olympia, WA - Obsidian
07.30.17 - Arcata, CA - Outer Space
07.31.17 - Santa Rosa, CA - Arlene Francis Center
08.01.17 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
08.02.17 - Fresno, CA - Strummer’s
08.03.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom
08.04.17 - San Diego, CA - Space Bar
08.07.17 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
08.08.17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
08.09.17 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
08.11.17 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
08.12.17 - Covington, KY - River City Jam
09.04.17 - Margate, UK - The Dugout
09.05.17 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
09.06.17 - Manchester, UK - Star and Garter
09.07.17 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
09.08.17 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
09.10.17 - Isle of White, UK - Bestival
09.11.17 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
09.12.17 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
09.13.17 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
09.14.17 - London, UK - Garage
09.15.17 - Brussels, BE - Witloof Bar
09.16.17 - Cologne, DE - King Georg &
09.17.17 - Berlin, DE - Kantine Am Berghain &
09.19.17 - Vienna, AT - Arena &
09.20.17 - Lausanne, CH - La Romandie Club &
09.21.17 - Paris, FR - Espace B &
09.22.17 - Rotterdam, NL - V11
09.23.17 - Utrecht, NL - ACU &

# - w/ SNEAKS
% - w/ Darren Hanlon
& - w/ Magic Potion

Hardly Art rarities compilation, Hardly Released, out now

FRI, JUN 2, 2017

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Today marks the release of Hardly Released: Bedroom Recordings, Demos, Rarities, Unreleased, and Widely Ignored Material, a brand new compilation of rare or unheard material mined from the vaults of Hardly Art’s first 10 years of existence in celebration of a decade of failing upward in the music industry. Available digitally and on limited edition cassette, a portion of the proceeds from Hardly Released will benefit the ACLU. The 17 tracks that make up the compilation include rare cuts from Hardly Art heavy hitters such as Chastity Belt, La Luz, Shannon and the Clams, Hunx & His Punx and many, many more.