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.
Today, Lala Lala released new live session videos for Audiotree’s “Far Out” series, filmed at the Hidden Peak Climbing Gym in the band’s hometown of Chicago. Watch full-band performances of “Water Over Sex” from Lala Lala’s critically acclaimed album The Lamb and “Siren 042”—a collaborative single with WHY? released in January to praise from NPR Music, The FADER, Stereogum and more—now via Audiotree. The release continues a banner year that will also see the band make their Pitchfork Music Festival debut in July, in addition to supporting sold-out shows for Better Oblivion Community Center and playing amphitheater dates with Death Cab with Cutie (click here for a full list of dates). In a new episode airing tonight, The Lamb standout “The Flu” will be featured on The CW’s hit series Riverdale. Tune in!
Hardly Art is pleased to announce our first release of 2019: Night of the Worm Moon, a new solo album from Shana Cleveland, the singer/guitarist of acclaimed surf rock band La Luz. Out Friday, April 5th on LP, CD, digital , and cassette, this full-length record sees the California polymath expanding her sonic palette, incorporating psychedelic folk sounds with out-there subject matter and inspiration including Afrofuturism and alternate dimensions. The blissed-out “Face of the Sun” premiered this morning via Stereogum and serves as an introduction to the new direction in Cleveland’s sound.
Pre-orders for Night of the Worm Moon are available now.
Seattle group Versing’s Hardly Art full-length debut 10000 will be available on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally on May 3rd. Following the release of their debut single “Tethered” comes the latest immersive, pummeling single “Offering,” which evokes those twin pillars of 1988 rock: My Bloody Valentine’s woozy sound and The Clean’s shimmering pop. “I just really enjoy that droning line of guitar feedback,” says the band’s frontman Daniel Salas. “We use a lot of feedback on our songs, but I think that’s one of the more deliberately musical uses we’ve found for it. It’s sort of a fantastical song about traveling through a mystical portal to stop an encroaching force of evil, and the feedback is like the whirring sound the portal makes.” You can listen here to this ripper premiered today at Paste.
You can pre-order the record via our minimart. The first LP pressing will be available on limited ash-colored vinyl. CD’s & LP’s include a digital download, available on release day.
Today, Jenn Champion has shared a new piano version of “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It),” the synth-pop standout from last summer’s dance music coming out party Single Rider. It is available to stream or download worldwide. Click here for a list of upcoming Jenn Champion tour dates, including shows with noted Hardly Art stans Death Cab for Cutie.
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. On August 23rd, Hardly Art will proudly release Sleepyhead—with brand new artwork—on vinyl, CD, and a new run of cassettes. Pre-orders are available now.
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