It finally happened: Hardly Art is attempting their hand at the lucrative holiday album racket. More catchy than cynical, however, Dude York‘s Halftime for the Holidays defies any knee-jerk categorization as a mere year-end cash-grab. As evidenced by spunky original “Break Up Holiday”–for which the new music video premiered today on Stereogum–Dude York still have a lot on their minds. Plus, they really like the holidays.Continue reading →
FLOOD Magazine premiered the trippy new music video for “Black Jack,” the bombastic opening salvo from Dude York’s full-length Sincerely, which was released earlier this year.
“[Dude York] delivers brisk pop-rock melodies with metal flourishes and arena-rock theatrics.” — The Chicago Tribune
“Bands like Dude York, alongside Mitski, Angel Olsen or Hardly Art label mates Tacocat and Chastity Belt, seem like the most likely way forward: rock music that touches on modern concerns, is forthright instead of vague and offers perspectives other than the male gaze.” — The Seattle Times
“The 13 tracks on Sincerely, are, in contrast to their booming, brash arrangements, plainly vulnerable, truthful and deal with familiar feelings of quarter-life malaise.” — Paste
“Dude York’s pleas for the crowd to move closer are getting increasingly desperate.” — The Onion
In a tribute to Guardians 2, Dude York, a Seattle band with both a love of comic book films and a penchant for glam rock takes on “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl),” a track originally made famous by Looking Glass.
Seattle trio Dude York‘s new full-length Sincerely is finally out on colored vinyl, CD, digital, cassette and streaming services. In recognition of this milestone, the band has shared the album’s first music video for their anti-love anthem, “Love Is.” Watch their tribute to public access TV and musical countdown variety programs here or via the link above. Sincerely can be purchased now from all good indie stores nationwide.
On the eve of this special occasion, our pals The Lemon Twigs created something very sweet with their friend Nick Roney, who directed this beauty of a music video before your eyes, feat. Nick’s grandparents. “I Wanna Prove To You” comes from the band’s debut album Do Hollywood, out now on 4AD.
“The song is about proving your love which is something I can’t really fathom. But I figured my grandparents knew something about it because they had been married for 50-years, so their relationship seemed to make an appropriate backdrop for the video. Overall the experience was heartbreaking for me but I wish The Lemon Twigs and my grandparents the best and hold no ill-will against them.”Nick Roney, Director
“We had a great time getting to know Nick’s grandparents. They’re great people and we really liked talking to them about music and the values that made their marriage so successful.” The Lemon Twigs
Today, Seattle three-piece Dude York share a new track from their forthcomoing album Sincerely, out February 24th on Hardly Art. “Tonight” is lively, kick ass anthem from the trio. Stream the song below. Continue reading →