Hardly Art

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by June 2, 2017 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
June 2, 2017
Catalog No:
73101
Label:
Hardly Art

Pre-order Details

  • First LP pressing on limited colored vinyl
  • LPs and CDs include a digital album download, available on release day
  • CD, digital, and LP download include three bonus tracks (not incl on physical LP)
  • Cassette format does not include a digital album download or bonus tracks

This June marks the release of I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, Chastity Belt’s third and finest full-length to date. Recorded live in July of 2016, with producer Matthew Simms (Wire) at Jackpot! in Portland, Oregon (birthplace of some of their favorite Elliott Smith records), it’s a dark and uncommonly beautiful set of moody post-punk that finds the Seattle outfit’s feelings in full view, unobscured by humor. There is no irony in its title: Before she had Chastity Belt, and the close relationships that she does now, Julia Shapiro considered herself a career loner. That’s no small gesture. I can make as much sense of this music as I can my 20s: This is a brave and often exhilarating tangle of mixed feelings and haunting melodies that connects dizzying anguish (“This Time of Night”) to shimmering insight (“Different Now”) to gauzy ambiguity (“Stuck,” written and sung by Gretchen Grimm). It’s a serious record but not a serious departure, defined best, perhaps, by a line that Shapiro shares early on its staggering title track: “I wanna be sincere.” 

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Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
June 2, 2017
Catalog No:
73101
Label:
Hardly Art

Tracks

  1. Different NowDifferent Now
  2. Caught in a LieCaught in a Lie
  3. This Time of Night
  4. Stuck
  5. Complain
  6. It's Obvious
  7. What the Hell
  8. Something Else
  9. Used to Spend
  10. 5am
  11. Don't Worry (Bonus)
  12. Bender (Bonus)
  13. I'm Fine (Bonus)