Hardly Art

Julia Shapiro’s Solo Debut Perfect Version Out Now

FRI, JUN 14, 2019

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Happy Record Release Day to Julia Shapiro! Perfect Version, the new full-length album from the Chastity Belt lead singer, is out now on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Julia has also announced new tour dates with Sidney Gish and Lisa Prank. For a full list of upcoming shows, including East Coast performances in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, click here. First-run LPs on blue vinyl can be purchased from our Mini Mart

Girl Friday’s Fashion Conman EP Out Now!

FRI, JUN 28, 2019

Today we celebrate the release of the Fashion Conman EP from Los Angeles’ Girl Friday, Hardly Art’s latest signing. To mark the occasion, the band has shared a new lo-fi music video for the EP’s first track, “Headstones,” which premiered this morning via Paste. Next Tuesday, Girl Friday embark on a lengthy North American tour with New Zealand band The Beths. Click here for a full list of dates. 

Stay tuned for more from this promising young band!


Dude York Shares New Music Video for “Box”

THU, JUN 6, 2019

Seattle trio Dude York have returned with the new full-length Falling, their tribute to adolescent romance and the pop-punk that proliferated on the FM radio wavelengths of yesteryear. Following the lead single and title track, the band has shared a charming new one-take video for second single “Box.” Vocalist Peter Richards says the song is about adolescent disappointment and the emotional solipsism that can follow. Of the video, Richards says the band “reached out to friends in the Seattle arts community and [dancer] Samie Detzer, [choreographer] Alice Ghosti, [director] Jared Caldwell, and the Washington Ensemble Theater answered with resounding support.”


We can also now share that Dude York will be opening for Bleached on some North American tour dates in October.  Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 
Falling will be out Friday, July 26th on LP, CD, Digital, and Cassette and is available for pre-order now. First-run LP copies come on frosting-colored vinyl.