T. Hardy Morris – “Beauty Rest” (Stereogum Premiere)

Lead singer of psych band Dead Confederate and member of supergroup Diamond Rugs, T. Hardy Morris will release his debut solo album Audition Tapes, but it’s not the kind of brash rock you’d expect from his résumé. “Beauty Rest” is a prime example of the calming beauty Morris is bringing. Its black-and-white clip was filmed at the Rock House in Thomson, GA, which is recognized as the oldest surviving stone house in the state. Morris chose to film here as part of his Places In Peril project inspired by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation’s list of historical structure in danger or neglect. There’s something harmonious about the song’s performance, which was aided by Matt “Pistol” Stossel on steel guitar and of Montreal’s Thayer Sarrano on melodica, lining up nicely with the goal, and the age of the creaky structure. Check it out below, as well as studio track “OK Corral.”

Audition Tapes is out 7/30 via Dangerbird Records.