Published Oct 20, 2010Hardly Art is beginning to have the same endless work ethic as its father label Sub Pop. The Seattle-based Hardly Art has recently announced releases from Vivian Girls offshoot La Sera, as well as Fergus & Geronimo. And its keeping the momentum going with the recent announcement that it has added the gay-friendly bubblegum punk of Hunx & His Punx.
The band were formed by Hunx (real name Seth Bogart) in Arizona. With the help of Nobunny's Justin Champlin, Hunx recorded some demos. Eventually he went solo, dropping singles on venerable labels like Rob's House, Bubbledumb, Bachelor, True Panther and Jay Reatard's own Shattered Records. Last year, True Panther compiled these tracks on an LP called Gay Singles.
For Hardly Art, Hunx & his Punx are currently holed up preparing their first proper full-length album. A press release explains that the new album was inspired by the Ronettes, Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Freddie Mercury, the Cookies, Irma Thomas, the Dixie Cups, Red Cross, the Beach Boys, the Turtles, and duh, the Ramones.
A title and release date have not yet been confirmed, but Hardly Art says to expect the LP in the spring of 2011.