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Announcing Chastity Belt as our latest signing!

Announcing Chastity Belt as our latest signing!

Posted 09/02/2015

Today we are thrilled to announce we are now working with Seattle based band Chasity Belt.

Chastity Belt is a rock band consisting of four friends – guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in Eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city’s DIY community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America. This year saw the release of Time to Go Home, their second long-player and first for Hardly Art. The album has garnered incredible press thus far, from the likes of The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, and more.

Recorded by José Díaz Rohena at the Unknown, a deconsecrated church and former sail factory in Anacortes, and mixed with a cathedral’s worth of reverb by Matthew Simms (guitarist for legendary British post-punks and one-time tourmates Wire), Time to Go Home sees Chastity Belt take the nights out and bad parties of their past to their stretching points, watch the world around them break apart in anticipatory haze, and rebuild it in their own image with stunning clarity before anyone gets hungover.

Keep an eye on their artist page for news and upcoming tour dates.

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