Hardly Art

Jenn Champion Shares New Single “Turn Up The Radio (feat. Victor Le Masne)”

WED, AUG 21, 2019

Jenn Champion has set out to conquer summer with her  synthy new single, “Turn Up The Radio.” Champion wrote this latest dance floor number with French producer Victor le Masne (Housse de Racket). You can stream the song via the link above or on any digital service.

Jenn’s upcoming tour dates include a Vancouver, BC show with Death Cab for Cutie and headlining dates in Seattle and New York. Click here for more. 

Lala Lala’s Debut Album Sleepyhead is Out Now!

FRI, AUG 23, 2019

While Lala Lala’s The Lamb was widely-acclaimed as one of 2018’s best new releases from an emerging artist, Lillie West’s debut record as Lala Lala, 2016’s Sleepyhead, has long been available only as a digital release. Today, Sleepyhead gets its proper physical release on LP, CD, and cassette, featuring all new artwork. Purchase your copy today from our Mini Mart or from Lala Lala on tour this Fall. 

Chastity Belt Share New Single “Elena”

WED, AUG 7, 2019

Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017’s I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is due out on Friday, September 20th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records, and from Milk! records in Australia and New Zealand.  Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

Today, Chastity Belt are sharing “Elena,” the second single from this new record, which features vocalists Lydia Lund and Julia Shapiro exchanging winsome harmonies over a bed of lush instrumentals. Bassist Annie Truscott says of the song, “Over the past year, we all read and loved Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. We individually related to the ways in which the main character’s sense of self is inextricably linked to her desire for love and validation both from lovers and friends. The overlapping voices on top of the whimsical wave-like instrumentals captures the universal feeling of having a conversation with yourself about yourself.” The band will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record. Click here for a full list of dates.