New honeybrandy video!

honeybrandy, “A Means Of Ascent To Divine Vision

Earlier today, we received this video from the fellas in honeybrandy. One looks & we just HAD to share it. The piece is part of a collection called “Iconostasis”, which we will be releasing later this year. Joey & Nathan have also worked out some new visuals for their live set that they will be debuting this weekend at the Thank You Gallery when they help Todd Webb celebrate the opening of his latest drawings.

Next month, honeybrandy will be heading out west to track a new album with Chris Schlarb. More details to come, but needless to say, we are rather jazzed!!!

“Ben Mauch Special” (LIMITED TIME)


Here of late, your friendly neighborhood record label has been slinging cassettes like a champ! In our ongoing effort to connect you with quality sounds, we have cooked up this deal. $9 PPD scores you BOTH of Ben’s cassettes:

That’s right – POSTAGE PAID! You’re essentially getting “All My Friends” for free. This is over an hour’s worth of ambient journeys that marry up perfectly with earlier sunsets & a warm beverage in hand.

HURRY! This deal will run through Friday, October 14th! Hit us up: hardingstreet at gmail dot com…we’ll send you paypal instructions.

NOTE: Both of these releases include a digital copy. The codes will be provided by HSAL upon purchase.

HSAL #34: “Band & The Beat”


HSAL #34: Band & The Beat, “Band & The Beat” CS $6 (+ shpng)

In somewhat of a stylistic departure from recent HSAL output, Band & The Beat deliver slick pop dressed to the nines in layers of synth. Bucking the current trend of allowing laptops to drive the live show, James & Tracy pull off EVERYTHING you hear in real time. After seeing this duo in action (they’ve shared stages with TLVS) & catching a buzz from their positive energy, we just had to work with them. This cassette is a compilation of the digital singles that B&TB have released over the past year, the most recent of which being “Sweet As Honey” & “Look Up”.

NOTE: Digital copies of all these songs may be found at

AVAILABILITY: Pink Cassettes w/ Blue Ink in Clear Cases, run of 50
ARTWORK: courtesy of James Tritten

Welcome to our catalog!

HSAL 2009 - NOW

Every release from December 2009 through October 2016.

Here’s where we have come from. Seven inch singles, ten inch split EP’s, full-length special editions on colored wax, cassettes in multiple colors, digital streams…they’re all here! We’ve done our best to do the underground music scene across the Ol’ Dominion proud. Looking ahead, we plan to continue the work. The remaining months of 2016 holds a couple new cassettes, including the first physical release from our good buds Band & The Beat. Look for the pre-order campaign to drop on that one soon.

2017 will hold lots of exciting action from the HSAL camp as well. We’ll be releasing Lloyd Harmon’s EP as well as a collaborative affair b/t KillGXXD & members of local folk heroes Dogwood & Holly. New recordings from TLVS & honeybrandy will no doubt surface. We’re also keeping our ears to the ground for up & coming talent across the mid-Atlantic. Have something rad that you think we’d be into? Share your wares –


HSAL love across Virginia!


(TLVS photo courtesy of Nikki DiDomenico)

This past weekend, HSAL was all over the Old Dominion! In Lynchburg, Joanna was selling her homemade holiday decorations at a craft fair one day & then teaching gelli printmaking with the Gypsy Art Bar on the other day. We here at the lab are looking forward to her output across multiple mediums as the weather turns cold.

TLVS & honeybrandy hit the road for a weekend in the Tidewater. TLVS flexed their instrumental rock muscle at Charlie’s American Cafe after witnessing the first ever live set from Virginia Beach’s Oahu. NOTE: If you haven’t heard Oahu yet, you owe it to yourself to check out his side of the split with honeybrandy as well as his new cassette EP.

honeybrandy provided a sonic backdrop for Norfolk based photographer Beth Austin‘s exhibit & book release. It was wild to see the old guard of Norfolk’s punk rock scene vibe out to Joey & Nathan’s mellow.

Stay tuned to HSAL as future show dates materialized for many of our artists!


First Friday highlights!

Last night, honeybrandy provided audio accompaniment to the gallery opening for Jillian Clark‘s “Preliminary Ceremonies” show. Huge thanks to Kim, Vic, & the rest of the crew down at Riverviews Artspace for inviting Joey & Nathan out for September’s “First Fridays” event. The duet’s next performance will be opening for Beth Austin’s photography exhibit down in Norfolk. Details on that show & all upcoming sets from HSAL acts may be found beyond the “live performances” link in our menu to the left of this article.

HB Joey 090216 (4x4, 300)

(photo courtesy of honeybrandy)

First Mauch, now TLVS!

Earlier this week, we were able to drop Benjamin Mauch‘s most recent full-length, “Golden Bay Garden”, into the world of Spotify. We close out the week with the addition of “I Can Dream All Day”, the most recent LP from TLVS. The Spotify version of “Dream” includes a third side’s worth of bonus material that was tracked a year before the album proper in the old Whalehead Records studio (before it moved to the completely RAD place that J. Anderson has now). Let us know if you add any tracks to a blog or playlist – we’ve be down to throw you some love on this here page!