Jenn Champion’s 2016 No One EP and her recent synth-laden cover of Yes’ ’80s gem “Owner of a Lonely Heart” hinted at a new , neon-tinged direction in her sound. Now, Champion’s long-held fascination with chart-topping bangerz has borne “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It),” the most exuberant expression of her pop-leaning tendencies yet. The digital single is now streaming worldwide, and you can watch the official music video for the song below.
Co-directed by Champion and Jimmy Bazan, the video features appearances by LA’s HyperBody and IAN SWEET, and lots and lots of leotards.
Lala Lala–the Chicago-based project of Lillie West–has signed to Hardly Art, and we will release her new album The Lambon LP, CD, digital, and cassette on Friday, September 28th. Today, Stereogum named Lala Lala an “Band to Watch” and premiered the video for lead single “Destroyer.” Stereogum also interviewed Lillie about the record, and you can read the feature here. Lillie says the song “is about retroactively realizing your feelings and trying to figure out what happened to get you where you are. Feeling out of control and like you’re stuck in a feedback loop.”
The Lamb is now available for pre-order now in our mini mart. Initial LP pressings available exclusively through hardlyart.com come with clear vinyl with blue swirl.
Lala Lala have announced August dates supporting WHY? and LVL UP. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.
After months of anticipation, La Luz’s lush, lysergic new album Floating Features is finally out today. Shot through with rays of smoggy LA sunshine, the record navigates disorienting dreamscapes throughout its 11 impeccable tracks–particularly “Mean Dream,” which has a new music video from director Ryan D. Browne that premiered this morning on Brooklyn Vegan. Bend your mind and watch it in full below. Tonight in San Francisco, La Luz play the first show of a massive 35-date North American tour. See below for a full list of dates!
05.11.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $ 05.12.18 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $ 05.13.18 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex $ 05.14.18 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall $ 05.16.18 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret $ 05.17.18 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile $ * 05.18.18 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project $ * & 05.19.18 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater * 05.20.18 - Bellingham, WA -The Shakedown * 05.22.18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic * 05.23.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court * 05.24.18 - Ft. Collin’s, CO - Hodi’s Half Note * 05.25.18 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge * 05.26.18 - Albuquerque, NM - Town Hall * 05.28.18 - Omaha, NE - O’Leavers ! 05.30.18 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room ! 05.31.18 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^ 06.02.18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme ^ 06.03.18 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern ^ 06.04.18 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco ^ 06.05.18 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery ^ 06.06.18 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom ^ 06.08.18 - New York, NY - Public Arts ^ 06.09.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival at Baby’s All Right & 06.10.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts Black Box % 06.11.18 - Washington, D.C. - Songbyrd % 06.12.18 - Raleigh, NC - The Pinhook % 06.13.18 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl % 06.14.18 - Jacksonville, FL - Root % 06.15.18 - New Orleans, LA - Santos % 06.16.18 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas # 06.19.18 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger # 06.20.18 - El Paso, TX - Monarch # 06.21.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress # & 06.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom # 09.01.18 - Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival 09.04.18 - Malmö, SE - Plan B 09.05.18 - Oslo, NO - Revolver 09.06.18 - Stockholm, SE - Melodybox 09.07.18 - Göteborg, SE - Pustervil 09.08.18 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen 09.10.18 - Karlsruhe, DE - Kohi 09.11.18 - Zürich, CH - Rote Fabrik 09.12.18 - Montpellier, FR - Le Rockstore 09.13.18 - Barcelona, ES - Gambeat Festival 09.14.18 - Madrid, ES - GetMAD 09.15.18 - San Sebastian, ES - Donostia Festibala 09.18.18 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie 09.19.18 - Bern, CH - ISC Club 09.20.18 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere 09.22.18 - Brussels, BE - Botanique @ Witloof Bar 09.24.18 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen 09.25.18 - Glasgow, UK - Mono 09.26.18 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club 09.27.18 - London, UK - The Dome 09.28.18 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana 09.29.18 - Brighton, UK - The Hope and Ruin 10.01.18 - Köln, DE - Bumann & Sohn 10.02.18 - Derlin, DE - Music & Frieden 10.03.18 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol 10.04.18 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) 10.05.18 - Groningen, NL - Vera 10.06.18 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso upstairs
Seattle band Chastity Belt returns to the spotlight today with a new music video from director Claire Buss (The Future is 0) for “It’s Obvious,” a beautiful cut from their acclaimed 2017 release I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. Watch the surreal clip above or on our YouTube channel. Additionally, today Chastity Belt launched their first-ever official band website, www.chastitybeltmusic.com.
Stay tuned for more from Chastity Belt in the near future.
Jilian Medford’s IAN SWEET has shared the album stream for her anticipated new album, Crush Crusher. Consequence of Sound, who premiered the stream today along with a Track By Track breakdown of the album penned by Medford, is saying “Several of the tracks, from ‘Holographic Jesus’ to ‘Borrowed Body’, run emotional and sonic gambits, with moments of simmering vulnerability boiling over into a rush of loud, shoegazing catharsis.” Crush Crusher is available for pre-order now and due out October 26th.
IAN SWEET is kicking off a full US tour with Young Jesus tonight with a record release show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. All dates below.
Today we celebrate the release of IAN SWEET’s excellent new full-length Crush Crusher, the anticipated follow-up to 2016’s debut album Shapeshifter. It is out now worldwide on LP, CD, and cassette, and available via digital retailers and streaming services. You can purchase your own copy (maybe on eye-popping orange swirl vinyl?) from our Mini Mart or finer record stores across the land. Additionally, the band is currently touring North America in support of Crush Crusher. See below for a full list of dates.
Fri, Oct 26 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT (w/ Young Jesus) Sat, Oct 27 - The Hi Dive, Denver CO (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Mon, Oct 29 - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Tue, Oct 30 - Subterranean, Chicago IL (w/ Young Jesus) Thu, Nov 1 - The Monarch (CA), Toronto Canada (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Fri, Nov 2 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Sat, Nov 3 - Great Scott, Allston MA (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Mon, Nov 5 - The Park Church Co-op, Brooklyn NY (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Tue, Nov 6 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Thu, Nov 8 - Pinhook, Durham NC (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Fri, Nov 9 - Mothlight , Asheville NC (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Sat, Nov 10 - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Sun, Nov 11 - Broken Strings Brewery, Orlando FL (Ticket Link) Mon, Nov 12 - The Wilbury, Tallahassee FL (w/ Young Jesus) Tue, Nov 13 - Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Wed, Nov 14 - White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Thu, Nov 15 - Three Links, Dallas TX (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Fri, Nov 16 - The Mohawk, Austin TX (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Mon, Nov 19 - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Tue, Nov 20 - Soda Bar, San Diego CA (w/ Young Jesus) (Ticket Link) Wed, Nov 28 - O’Leavers, Omaha NE (w/ Young Jesus)