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

WED, JUL 11, 2018

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?

Single Rider, the new album from Jenn Champion, out now

FRI, JUL 13, 2018

Today sees the release of Single Rider, the latest full-length from Jenn Champion (née S), a spellbinding collection of pop gems produced in collaboration with Brian Fennell aka SYML. The album is available now worldwide on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Streaming versions of the record and LP download codes include both a stripped down version of Champion’s “No One” and a remix of “Time to Regulate” by Fennell’s other alias, Gold Brother. 

Hot pink limited edition vinyl LPs of the album are available now in our webstore. See below for upcoming Jenn Champion tour dates and what critics are saying about Single Rider

“A strong set of moody, ’80s-steeped electro-pop combining sparkling synths, atmospheric guitars and propulsive beats with her plaintive vocals and confessional lyrics of love, desire and connection.” – KEXP
“A careful and artful kind of pop with an immense sense of emotion within.” – LA Record
“Champion embraces dance-oriented electro-pop and its capacity for liberation through connection.” – City Arts, Album of the Month


08.09.18 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
08.10.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater

Dude York share new digital single “What Would You Do If You Had Some Money Now?”

TUE, JUL 17, 2018

Recently, Seattle trio Dude York surprised fans with a new digital single, “Moon.” Today, we are sharing another track from their Springtime recording session at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. Guitarist Peter Richards handles vocal duties on “What Would You Do If You Had Some Money Now?” which you can stream below. 

Dude York’s next performance is Friday, July 20th on the main stage at the Capitol Hill Block Party.