Hardly Art

Jenn Champion takes Single Rider on the road and shares new video for “Time to Regulate”

THU, AUG 9, 2018

Starting tonight in her former stomping grounds of Seattle, Jenn Champion brings her celebrated new album Single Rider on the road for a string of West Coast tour dates. Jenn’s also shared a new music video for “Time to Regulate” from director Rhea Bozzacchi, which premiered this morning via Brooklyn Vegan. Featuring Alicia McDaid aka McDazzler, Jazzy Vice, and members of F.L.O.W. (Future Ladies of Wrestling), the video takes you to the back alleys of Los Angeles for the queer turf war dance-off of your dreams.

See below for a full list of upcoming Jenn Champion performances.

08.09.18 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

08.12.18 - Seattle, WA - Free in-store at Sonic Boom Records

08.10.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

08.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater

10.25.18 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial *

10.28.18 - Victoria, Canada - Capital Ballroom *

* - w/ SYML

Announcing IAN SWEET’s Crush Crusher, out 10/26 on LP, CD, digital and cassette

TUE, AUG 14, 2018

IAN SWEET, the recording project of Jilian Medford, has announced a new album titled Crush Crusher, with a video for its lead single ”Hiding.” 

Of the song, Medford says “Hiding is a song I wrote for myself to be reminded to never get consumed with anything to the point of forgetting about my own needs. This song is a projection of a sanctuary in which I feel safe and strong in my own desires. It is something I long for, to be confident in the things that make me, me. The song opens with convincing myself that it is ok to hide/shy away from situations when really I should never have to convince myself of anything other than what, just…feels good. This is my admittance to losing and forgetting something to someone else, but demanding to take it back.”
 
Crush Crusher is available for pre-order now and due out October 26th on all formats. 

Additionally, IAN SWEET has announced a Fall tour with Young Jesus that includes dates with Sean Henry. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th. See below for a full list of upcoming performances. 

10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
10/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
10/22 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
10/23 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
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 #
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
10/30 - Chicago @ Subterranean #
11/1 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
11/2 - Buffalo @ Mohawk Place #
11/3 - Boston, MA @ Sonia # ^
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

Lala Lala shares new video for “Water Over Sex” and new fall tour dates with WHY?

TUE, AUG 21, 2018

Lala Lala, the Chicago-based project of Lillie West, today premiered a new stop motion animated video for Water Over Sex. West says the second song off her forthcoming album The Lamb (out September 28th) is about a paranoid feeling “that any good fortune I encountered would be subsequently taken from me to ‘balance the scales.”
 
The video was co-directed by Matthew James-Wilson and Toronto-based illustrator Ginette Lapalme. James-Wilson explains how the video came about, commenting: “I know Ginette from the comics scene in Toronto and, since Lillie is a fan (with her stickers on her guitar case and a few tattoos of her drawings), I wanted to work on an animated music video with her for the new album. We spent a week straight shooting using fabric, photocopies, Ginette’s collection of miniatures and knick-knacks, and stuff we found at 99 cent stores in Chinatown. The video follows a lamb doll (which Ginette made) continually daydreaming about the objects around her while she tries to live a relaxing life. We wanted to sort of indirectly reference the conflict in the song about how your lifestyle changes after you quit drinking. Since we all live in three different cities and couldn’t film Lillie for it, I asked Lillie to send over webcam footage of her singing the song that we could animate over.”

Additionally, Lala Lala has expanded their fall touring plans with new dates opening for WHY? and a headlining show in their native Chicago for record release day. See below for a full list of upcoming performances. 

08/23 - Louisville, KY - Headliners &
08/24 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East &
08/25 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway &
08/26 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi &
08/29 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
08/30 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s *
08/31 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #
09/19 - Boston, MA - Great Scott %
09/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right %
09/21 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd %
09/22 - Raleigh, NC - Kings %
09/24 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt %
09/25 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight %
09/26 - Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot %
09/28 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (Album Release Show)
10/02 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa %
10/03 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall %
10/04 - Austin, TX - Barracuda %
10/05 - Dallas, TX - Curtain Club %
10/06 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger %
10/08 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace %
10/09 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole %
10/10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar %
10/11 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room %
10/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident %
10/13 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord %
11/04 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center #^
11/05 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room #
11/06 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar #
11/08 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater #
11/09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
11/10 - Boise, ID - Visual Arts Collective #
11/12 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s #
11/13 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall #
11/14 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall #
11/23 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch #^
11/24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Sprit Hall #^
11/25 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom #
11/27 - Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace #
11/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
12/03 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry #
12/05 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #
12/08 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies #


& w/ Wolf Parade
# w/ WHY?
* w/ LVL UP
% w/ Mothers
^ w/ The Ophelias