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La Luz share their new single “In the Country” available now at all digital streaming services from Hardly Art

TUE, JUN 15, 2021

Available today, June 15th La Luz is sharing its new single “In the Country,” the group’s first new material since the release of Floating Features, their acclaimed album of 2018, available today at all DSPs from Hardly Art.  Shana Cleveland, the band’s frontperson, offers this, “I moved to the country a few years ago after living in cities for most of my life. Being out in the middle of nowhere makes it easy to imagine how it would be possible to leave society altogether. I love how in this track some of the most unnatural elements of the arrangement (synthesizers, fuzz, effects) create an atmosphere around the instruments that ends up feeling very natural–I can hear bugs buzzing around and bird sounds in different directions.” You can watch La Luz’s new visualizer for “In the Country,” which was created by the band’s own Lena Simon, by clicking here.
La Luz has announced a 34 date world tour with North American shows in 2021 and European dates to follow in April and May 2022. See below for a full list of shows. 
Fall 2021
Sep. 24 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Fest
Oct. 29 - Austin, TX - to be announced 
Nov. 11 - San Diego, CA - Music Box * 
Nov. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater * 
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
Nov. 15 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s *
Nov. 16 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley *
Nov. 18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
Nov. 19 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre *
Spring 2022
Apr. 22 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Apr. 23 - Dublin, IE - The Grand Social  
Apr. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Apr. 26 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
Apr. 27 - Nottingham, UK - The Bodega
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Scala
Apr. 29 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Apr. 30 - Brighton, UK - CHALK
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
May 03 - Brussels, BE - Grand Salon (le Nuits Botanique)
May 04 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs  
May 06 - Göteborg, SE - Oceanen
May 07 - Stockholm, SE - Hus 7
May 08 - Oslo, NO - Krosset
May 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Hotel Cecil  
May 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
May 12 - Berlin, DE - Frannz Club
May 13 - Schorndorf, DE - Club Manufaktur
May 14 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
May 16 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
May 17 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair    
May 19 - Barcelona, ES - Upload
May 20 - Madrid, ES - Tomavistas Festival
May 21 - San Sebastian, ES - Dabadaba
* w/ Tropa Magica 

Jenn Champion + Oyster Kids share “Love Nobody” lyric video for the title track from their forthcoming EP

WED, JUN 9, 2021

Jenn Champion + Oyster Kids are sharing “Love Nobody,” a new lyric video for the title track from their forthcoming collaborative EP, available on June 29th, 2021 on all DSPs worldwide from Hardly Art.
The three-song Love Nobody EP is packed with as many sexy synth lines and longing looks as an 80s teen movie. The project was born when Champion met Andrew Eapen (Oyster Kids) at a party shortly after she moved to LA. They became fast friends once they realized they shared a passion for sad pop songs. The two started writing music together only a few weeks later, and the song “Love Nobody” materialized in their very first session.

The eponymous first track, “Love Nobody” is lithe and breezy with Champion’s signature vocal style. Champion says, “‘Love Nobody’ is about the fear of falling so hard for someone when you know it’s destined to crash and burn. Those crushes where it feels like your heart is cannibalizing your brain. We’ve all been there when you look into someone’s eyes and know they will destroy you, and yet, nothing can pull you away. You are all in. You hate it and have never wanted anything more.”
Champion continues, ”’Push’ is about the imagined love we have with strangers in dance clubs. It’s a lo-fi new wave song that captures the moment of feeling both so good and so consumed, being crushed out on a dance floor. Where the music is loud and you have immediate sexual eye contact. Like invisible hands pushing you together. A song for that moment of lust and the unknown.”
The two also included a paired down version of “Love Nobody” - a down-tempo piano version to play when your crush leaves the party with someone else. Because isn’t that just the way?

Jenn Champion + Oyster Kids
Love Nobody EP

1. Love Nobody
2. Push
3. Love Nobody (Piano Version)

Girl Friday share the official video for “I’m Impossible,” a new track from their double A-side single available now at all digital streaming platforms from Hardly Art

THU, JUN 17, 2021

Today, Thursday, June 17th, Los Angeles’ Girl Friday released a new video for “I’m Impossible,” the first song from their forthcoming double A-side single release, with “You’re Getting a Dog” available at all DSPs on July 7th. 
Girl Friday’s Vera Ellen and Libby Hsieh shared their unique experience collaborating on the release:  “we wrote these songs in the confines of our bedrooms divided by the great Pacific Ocean. We passed them back and forth from New Zealand to Los Angeles, like love letters. They binded us when all of our strings felt loose. They are the place where we met and danced with our shoes on the wrong feet. They like you and we hope you like them. From our bedrooms to yours.”
You can listen/watch the new video for “I’m Impossible”, which was directed by the band’s own Vera Ellen, by clicking here.
This double A-side single follows the release of Androgynous Mary, Girl Friday’s 2020 debut full-length, which received accolades from places like BUSTUnder the Radar, Alternative Press, and more.

What people are saying about Girl Friday:
“…Girl Friday have melded elements from various genres into one cohesive, punk-tinged record that’s straight up excellent.” [Androgynous MaryBUST 
“With a fun punk beat, angsty shouted lyrics, and energetic guitar riffs that evoke a feeling of mischief, the single is intended to sound like “an explosion of energy.” [“Earthquake”] - Under the Radar
Girl Friday boast sweet harmonies and tight rhythms…“ - [“This Is Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For”] - Alternative Press