Sheer Mag Release Video for “Hardly To Blame”

Sheer Mag have shared a Jonathan Arturo-directed video for "Hardly To Blame," the latest from their forthcoming release A Distant Call, out August 23
Sheer Mag "A Distant Call"

Sheer Mag have shared a Jonathan Arturo-directed video for “Hardly To Blame,” the latest from their forthcoming release A Distant Call, out August 23 via the band’s owned label Wilsuns RC.

Matt Palmer on “the video for “Hardly To Blame”

“In ‘Hardly to Blame’ we see the psychic landscape of Philadelphia transformed by the collapse of Tina’s relationship with her partner. The streets they used to walk together, the bars they used to drink at, and the friends they used to share have all been tainted by the lingering memories of their time together. Closing out side A of A Distant Call, ‘Hardly to Blame’ shows Tina spiraling further down and down. Unfortunately the worst is yet to come, but “Hardly to Blame” gives us a glimpse at someone who thinks they’ve hit bedrock, unaware that the bottom is about to drop out.”

The Philadelphia band self-released the first of three 7-inches and started playing the Northeastern DIY circuit. Ironically, the music stood apart because it sounded so familiar. Indebted to ’70s arena rock, power-pop, and proto-metal. On their debut album, Need To Feel Your Love (2017), the band surveyed their contemporary political landscape through the lens of history. Singer Tina Halladay transported herself back to the 1969 Stonewall Riots, denounced redlining practices that undermine the popular vote, and paid homage to White Rose activist Sophie Scholl. The band is rounded out by guitarist/lyricist Matt Palmer, guitarist Kyle Seely, and bassist/produced Hart Seely,

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