Hardly Art

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’s Falling Out Now!

FRI, JUL 26, 2019

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Out worldwide today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette, Falling is the phenomenal new album from Seattle power-pop trio Dude York. This 13 track collection was inspired by adolescent romance and the FM-radio pop-punk of the early 2000s, and is already being hailed as ”a stylistic triumph and a timeless take on nostalgia” (Upset) that “[hits] just the right amount of charm and nostalgia to make poptimists out of the rest of us” (BUST). Purchase your copy today and catch Dude York on the road this fall. 

Listen to the Title Track from Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon, Out April 5th

TUE, MAR 19, 2019

Night of the Worm Moon, the new solo album from Shana Cleveland, the singer/guitarist of acclaimed surf rock band La Luz, arrives on  Friday, April 5th on LP, CD, digital , and cassette. You can listen to the title track today via KEXP or the link above. This full-length record sees Cleveland expanding her sonic palette, incorporating psychedelic folk sounds with out-there subject matter and inspiration including Afrofuturism and alternate dimensions. This Spring, Cleveland hits the road for a run of headlining West Coast tour dates and a North American tour opening for The Mountain Goats. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Pre-orders for Night of the Worm Moon are available now from our Mini Mart. 

Announcing Perfect Version, The Debut Solo Album From Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro

TUE, APR 2, 2019

Hardly Art is pleased to announce Perfect Version, the debut solo album  from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, out June 14th on LP/CD/Digital/Cassette. You can watch a music video for lead single “Natural” and read a longform feature  with The FADER today. 

Julia recorded virtually every instrument on Perfect Version herself. Read on for more about the turmoil and uncertainty that inspired this deeply personal, intimate album. Julia makes her solo debut performing tonight at Chop Suey in her native Seattle. The first run of LPs will be on royal blue vinyl. Pre-order your copy today from our Mini Mart

Night of the Worm Moon, the New Album From La Luz’s Shana Cleveland, Out Now Worldwide

FRI, APR 5, 2019

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At long last, Night of the Worm Moon, the highly-anticipated new album from La Luz singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland is out on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. Critics are already calling the album a “miniature masterpiece” (Uncut) and “a triumph entirely of its own kind. It’s like a garden of quiet yet cosmic folk delights with chasers of old west sounds” (The Big Takeover) that “silently explodes and blossoms out like a magical cosmic flower, arriving just in time for the Spring Equinox” (SLUG Magazine). LP copies on “Face of the Sun Yellow” are available from our Mini Mart, select retail locations, and at Shana’s merch table on her upcoming North American tour while supplies last. Order yours today if you haven’t already and click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

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.