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Hardworker is a five-piece rock band from Durham, North Carolina. The band took its present shape in 2015 when Sus Long and Mike Conner traded in their acoustic folk duo for something a bit louder with guitarist Danny Nowell and vocalist Alex Treyz.
Songwriter Sus Long grew up in a house steeped in the American songbook and a Bay-area high-school steeped in the Hives. She writes sad songs full of jokes and party songs about the patriarchy, drawing on influences as diverse as Billie Holiday to Jason Isbell. The rest of the sound comes together somewhere between Mike’s dense grooves, Danny’s love of overdrive, and Alex’s harmonic daredevilry.
Hardworker’s first EP, The Awful Rowing, is a collection of five songs written by Long and recorded by David Wimbish in Greensboro, North Carolina. The song “Darkroom Lullaby” received an honorable mention in American Songwriter’s May/June 2015 Lyric Contest. .
The band’s debut LP Go Alone was produced by Alex Bingham and engineered by Mitch Easter at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville, North Carolina. It will be released in summer 2017.