Wares is a musical project engineered by Edmonton musician Cassia J. Hardy. Making her debut in 2013, Wares has quickly established a reputation for her engaging live shows with her unique mix of heartfelt balladry and grimy, hair-raising punk. Since the release of her acclaimed 2014 EP City Kids, she has filmed a video series with Noisey, toured Western Canada with Vancouver’s Johnny de Courcy, appeared as a featured performer at Sled Island, Golden West Music Fest, and opened for veteran indie rocker Ted Leo. Wares’ latest 7″ record, released in March via Edmonton’s Sweety Pie Record is an enthralling walk between punk anthems and melancholic pop tunes. Check out Wares’ mix of electric explosions and soft spoken refrains at this year’s UP+DT.