Label: Hardly Art
Iris James Garrison and Alex Harwood come together as Bloomsday, the Brooklyn-based indie pop duo formed in 2019. The band is fronted by Iris (they/them), who sings from warmth and darkness in the quiet hours where shadows and ghosts rise to the surface. Garrison and Harwood allow their “brotherly” dynamic to come through between the vocals and lead guitar, as they support each other in translating raw feelings to sound.
Iris says “‘Jersey Soccer” is “a song in a spiral - letting the anxiety and darkness consume you. It’s rare that I write something loud, but here I was getting at the gnawing sensation of anxiety and negative self talk. Stemming from the first line about internet doom, to the chorus making an overarching statement about being undeserving of love. The song’s catharsis happens in an outcry in guitars, which conveys the emotion of the song into a physical realm, and felt fitting for an experience of being mentally trapped.”
About the Hardly Art Singles Series:
2022 marks 15 years of Hardly Art and 15 years of sharing music we love from artists we love. From The Duchess and the Duke to Hunx and His Punx to Protomartyr to La Luz to My Idea, we’ve been lucky to be the label home for some of our favorite artists from the past 15 years. In the spirit of continuing the legacy, we’re unbelievably stoked to launch Hardly Art 15. Over the course of the year we’ll share 15 new singles from 15 of our favorite artists that we think should be your favorite artists too.