Hardly Art

“The Process” Digital Split Single by Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth Out Now

FRI, JAN 31, 2020

Chastity Belt and Melbourne band Loose Tooth have shared a “digital split single” today featuring new material from both acts: Chastity Belt’s A Side “The Process” and Loose Tooth’s B side “Lonely.” Both tracks are available to download or stream worldwide from Hardly Art records and Milk! Records in Australia/New Zealand.  Fifty percent of Bandcamp sales for either track will benefit Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and the Country Fire Authority.

Additionally, Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth hit the road together for a run of North American shows starting Tuesday, February 4th . Click here for a full list of dates. 

Of “The Process,” Chastity Belt songwriter Lydia Lund explains, “The lyrics came later and are a sort of reminder of the way self-criticism can compound. When I’m in that critical state of mind, I try to suspend judgement for that current state and I find it reassuring to remember that it’s temporary - a process.”

As for “Lonely.” Loose Tooth says, “We wrote ‘Lonely’ at the end of 2019. It is about an experience we witnessed when we were teenagers. #MeToo brought up a lot of realizations for many people, and for us; thinking back to us as young and vulnerable women, finishing high school and feeling invincible; we didn’t realize that we could be taken advantage of by predatory and powerful men. ‘Lonely’ is about the power dynamics and manipulation of these relationships, and the lasting cycle of trauma that they can bring.”

Lala Lala Shares New Single “Legs, Run”

TUE, JAN 21, 2020

Fresh off a sold-out performance at the Tomorrow Never Knows festival in her native Chicago, Lala Lala aka Lillie West has shared a new digital single, “Legs, Run,” available to stream or download worldwide today. The song was written and performed by West, with production by Yoni Wolf of WHY?. Additionally, Lala Lala has debuted an accompanying music video from production house Weird Life that homages a familiar late ’90s favorite. 

Stay tuned for more exciting things from Lala Lala in the very near future!

Announcing Whitmer Thomas’ Debut Album Songs From the Golden One

THU, JAN 9, 2020

Hardly Art is pleased to announce its first release of 2020: Whitmer ThomasSongs from The Golden One.  This debut album from the Los Angeles comedian/performer includes studio versions of songs featured in his upcoming HBO COMEDY® special “Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One,” debuting Saturday, Feb. 22 (10:00-11:05 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Songs from The Golden One releases digitally on Friday, February 21st and the HBO special airs Saturday, February 22nd. The record will be available on CD and “Golden One yellow” vinyl on Friday, April 3rd. You can hear leadoff single “Partied to Death” above. The song–about his mother’s premature death due to substance abuse–is pure Whitmer: blunt, confessional, hilarious, sad, and somehow insanely catchy.

Songs from The Golden One features two exclusive tracks (“The Codependent Enabler” and “Dancing With My Dad”) and was recorded in Los Angeles with production by Jona Bechtolt and Rob Kieswetter of electro-pop band YACHT. Whitmer was recently named one of the “Best New Up-and-coming Comedians to Watch” by Vulture and has previously appeared in GLOW, The Good Place, and more. 

Pre-orders for Songs from The Golden One are available now.