Hardly Art

Immerse Yourself in Versing’s New 360 degree Video For “Renew”

THU, APR 11, 2019

Seattle’s own Versing will release their Hardly Art full-length 10000 on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally on May 3rd. Following the release of their singles “Tethered” and “Offering,” comes a new video for their song “Renew.” Directed by Claire Buss, this 360-degree video allows the viewer to immerse themselves in a subterranean warehouse world where nothing makes sense and everyone is slowly losing their minds. Use your mouse to scroll right or left to explore.

According to the band’s frontman Daniel Salas, the song is about “taking time to care for yourself—even when things are all weird and fucked up.” You can watch the video, which premiered today, via KEXP.

As previously announced on May 2nd, Versing will play an album release show in their hometown of Seattle, WA with a short headlining West Coast run to follow. The band have announced they will join LA band Froth for an 18 date US run, starting on June 19th in Las Vegas, with shows in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Memphis, Madison,  Chicago, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and ending on July 12th in Denver, CO. See below for a full list of dates.
 
You can pre-order the record via the Hardly Art Mini Mart. The first LP pressing will be available on limited ash-colored vinyl. CD’s & LP’s include a digital download, available on release day. 

Listen to Versing’s New Album 10000 via The Grey Estates

THU, APR 25, 2019

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On May 3rd, Versing will release their Hardly Art full-length debut,10000, available on LP/CD/Cassette and Digitally. Starting today you can stream the band’s forthcoming release in its entirety via The Grey Estates, who are also running a long-form interview with the band’s frontman, Daniel Salas.

On May 2nd, Versing will play an album release show in their hometown of Seattle, WA with a short headlining West Coast run to follow. The band will then join LA band Froth for an 18-date US run, starting on June 19th in Las Vegas, with shows in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Memphis, Madison,  Chicago, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and ending on July 12th in Denver, CO. Click here for a full list of dates.

Like what you hear? You can pre-order 10000 via the Hardly Art 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. 

Lala Lala’s Debut Album Sleepyhead is Out Now!

FRI, AUG 23, 2019

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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. 



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. 

Listen to Dude York’s New Single “Should’ve”

TUE, JUL 9, 2019

Seattle trio Dude York’s new full-length Falling–their tribute to adolescent romance and early-aughts mall punk–is out Friday, July 26th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. “Should’ve” is the infectious third single from Falling, following the equally-spirited title track and “Box.” Stream it now and pre-order your copy of Falling today. First-run LP copies come on frosting-colored vinyl. Additionally, the band has announced a free, all-ages in-store on their record release day at Easy Street Records in their native Seattle. 

Click here for a list of upcoming tour dates. 

Chastity Belt’s New Self-Titled Fourth Album Out Now!

FRI, SEP 20, 2019

Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records and Milk! records (Australia and New Zealand). Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

Today, the band has shared a music video for “It Takes Time” from directors Claire Buss and Nick Shively. In the spirit of earlier music videos like “Different Now” and “Cool Slut,” this new clip finds the band flexing their comedic chops, with members Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, Julia Shapiro, and Annie Truscott inhabiting multiple roles, including a nightclub lounge act. As Grimm explains, “We had the idea for a video set in a jazz lounge for a little while and we’re very grateful to Weird Dog for helping us bring it to life. We’re all huge fans of jazz and pasta. We have a special pasta dish that we cook when we’re together called La Vasta. It’s our famous dish, we’ve been making it since college and have shared many fond memories slurping it down together. Before we dig in we join hands in the prayer: When you’re here, you’re family.”

Chastity Belt will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record, and just announced a new run of North American tour dates for February 2020. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.

You can purchase your copy of Chastity Belt today from our Mini Mart