VIDEO: Har Mar Superstar's 'Lady, You Shot Me'; Celebrates BYE BYE 17 in NYC Tonight
The official music video for Har Mar Superstar's new single, "Lady, You Shot Me," recently premiered at Stereogum. The song is also available as a free download at the site. "Lady, You Shot Me" is the first single from the acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer's new album, Bye Bye 17, which is out now on Cult Records. Check out the music video for Lady, You Shot Me below!
Widely known for his live performances, Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) is currently in the midst of a nation-wide tour in celebration of the album. See below for complete details. Additionally, Har Mar Superstar recently sat down with Kidrockers for an exclusive interview. The full interview can be viewed at MTV Hive. More information about Kidrockers can be found here: www.kidrockers.com.
Of asking him to join the label, Cult Records founder Julian Casablancas notes, "First time I saw Sean was at the Mercury Lounge years back, and I was blown away by his voice, his confidence and his showmanship. When he recently played me his new record I felt it was something we could help make truly great. He's the man with the golden voice, and we're excited to try and turn people on to that fact...like the dude himself, the record's just tough, sad, hilarious and rad."
Written in New York City, the 10-song album was recorded at co-producer Jim Eno's (Spoon) Austin studio with a full live band. Focusing this time more on his voice, Tillmann says, "I was listening to a lot of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke at the time, and I've always been obsessed with those guys... 'Restless Leg,' 'We Don't Sleep,' 'Prisoner' and 'Rhythm Bruises' came out of people playing together. But the rest were just like me in a room, gettin' weird, by myself." See below for full track-listing.
Tillmann named his flamboyant alter-ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, MN where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passers-by in the food court. Tillman explains, "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person. It used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life...it was easier to get onstage as this other guy and be outrageous and have it be glorified. I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life so now we're one and the same."
Bye Bye 17 Track-Listing:
1. Lady, You Shot Me
3. Everywhere I'm Local
4. Restless Leg
6. We Don't Sleep
8. Rhythm Bruises
9. Don't Make Me Hit You
10. Late Night Morning Light
HAR MAR SUPERSTAR TOUR
May 15 // New York, NY // Le Poisson Rouge (TONIGHT!)
May 31 // St. Paul, MN // Fitzgerald Theater
June 1 // Fargo, ND // The Aquarium
June 2 // St. Paul, MN // Grand Old Day (Dixie's Stage)
June 14 // Brooklyn, NY // The Grand Victory
(additional dates to be announced)
For more information, visit www.harmarsuperstar.com.
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