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video: La Luz – Cicada


Taken from La Luz's new LP Floating Features, out May 11th on Hardly Art. Video directed by Ryan Daniel Browne:

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new Chastity Belt – “Different Now”

I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

"Different Now" is the opening track from Chastity Belt's new LP I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, out June 2nd on Hardly Art. Video/"Hunger Strike" homage directed by Bobby McHugh.

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video premiere: La Sera – “Break My Heart”


Katy Goodman's own bedroom turns on her in this adorably violent, Cassandra Lee Hamilton-directed video for La Sera's "Break My Heart." La Sera's Sees the Light is out now on Hardly Art, catch her on tour right now with the great Father John Misty...

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video: Deep Time – “Clouds”



mp3 premiere: Deep Time – “Clouds”


Here's a slinky little "haunted house surf music" gem from the band formerly known as Yellow Fever, Austin's Deep Time. The super-catchy "Clouds" is taken from the group's new self-titled LP, out this summer on Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art...

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video: La Sera – “Please Be My Third Eye”



mp3: La Sera – “Please Be My Third Eye”


New single from Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman, taken from her forthcoming La Sera full-length Sees The Light:


Sees The Light is out March 24 on Hardly Art.

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video premiere(s): The Sandwitches – “In the Garden” + “Benny’s Memory Palace”


The ladies from our favorite SF band the Sandwitches get down in director Ryan Browne's delightfully Lynchian new video for "In the Garden," taken from the band's latest excellent full-length, Mrs. Jones' Cookies. The perfect visual accompaniment for the song's dark, bewitching vibes. The girls also released this charming animated clip for "Benny's Memory Palace," taken from their new Hardly Art 7" single, The Pearl. Created/directed by Sophia McInerney:


The Sandwitches' European tour -- which includes shows with Washed Out and Peaking Lights -- starts tonight in London. Check all the dates after the jump:

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The Sandwitches – “The Pearl”


Our beloved San Francisco "self senterd sad pop" girl-group The Sandwitches return with a lovely new 7" single, due next month on Sub Pop sister label Hardly Art. Both sides find the girls sounding as haunting and heartsick as ever; check the dusty, darkly lilting yearning of a-side "The Pearl" below:

The Sandwitches :: The Pearl

The Pearl 7" is out November 8 on Hardly Art...

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mp3 premiere: Seapony – “Blue Star”


Here's another dreamy/fuzzy gem from Seattle's Seapony, taken from their debut full-length Go With Me, which lands just in time for Summer on Sub Pop-offshoot Hardly Art. Like the band's irresistible 2010 debut single "Dreaming," "Blue Star" is simple and disarmingly infectious, approaching Tennis-level sweetness and charm:


Go With Me is out May 31 on Hardly Art...

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