Sheer Mag unveil melancholic video for “Hardly to Blame”

    A catchy heartbreak anthem from the Philly rockers.

    Sheer Mag Hardly to Blame
    Tina Halladay. Image: Sheer Mag official YouTube channel

    Sheer Mag have released “Hardly to Blame,” the next single off their forthcoming LP, A Distant Call. It also arrived with a visual directed by Jonathan Arturo.

    In characteristic Sheer Mag fashion, frontwoman Tina Halladay’s vocals soar over energetic guitars and a straightforward drum groove. “I bet ya think you’re / Hardly to blame / But I know you / I tried to love ya,” she belts in the chorus.

    The accompanying video stars Halladay trying to get over a break-up, and is intercut with scenes of the band performing the track. “In ‘Hardly to Blame’ we see the psychic landscape of Philadelphia transformed by the collapse of [Halladay]’s relationship with her partner,” guitarist Matt Palmer said of the video in a statement. “Closing out side A of A Distant Call, ‘Hardly to Blame’ shows Tina spiraling further down and down.”

    The track follows last month’s single “Blood from a Stone,” both of which will appear on Sheer Mag’s upcoming sophomore album, A Distant Call. It arrives August 23 via Wilsuns RC.

    Watch their video for “Hardly to Blame” below: