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Jenn Champion returns with “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)”

TUE, MAY 1, 2018

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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. 

 


Hardly Art signs Lala Lala, watch the music video for first single “Destroyer”

WED, JUL 11, 2018

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Lala Lala–the Chicago-based project of Lillie West–has signed to Hardly Art, and we will release her  new album The Lamb on 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.

08.29.18 - Toronto, ON  - The Garrison *
08.30.18 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s *
08.31.18 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #

* w/ LVL UP

# w/ WHY?

La Luz’s Floating Features out now! Watch new “Mean Dream” video

FRI, MAY 11, 2018

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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

& - All-Ages
$ - w/ Ancient Forest
* - w/ Savila
! - w/ The Whiffs
^ - w/ Gymshorts
% - w/ Timothy Eerie
# - w/ Summer Twins


Chastity Belt Debut New Website and Premier New Music Video for “It’s Obvious” From Their Acclaimed Third Album

TUE, OCT 16, 2018

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.

Stream IAN SWEET’s Crush Crusher, Out Next Week

THU, OCT 18, 2018

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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.

10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
10/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
10/22 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
10/24 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern #
10/25 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic #
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
10/27 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive #
10/28 - Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers #
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
10/30 - Chicago @ Subterranean #
11/1 - Toronto, ON @ The Monarch #
11/2 - Buffalo @ Mohawk Place #
11/3 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott # ^
11/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-op # ^
11/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s # ^
11/7 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage #
11/8 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
11/9 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
11/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
11/11 - Orlando, FL @ 11Eleven Fest
11/12 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
11/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
11/14 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links #
11/16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
11/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
11/20 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #

# w/ Young Jesus
^ w/ Sean Henry

IAN SWEET’S Crush Crusher Out Now!

FRI, OCT 26, 2018

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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)