Har Mar Superstar – new album, videos, 2009 Tour Dates
The always-entertaining Har Mar Superstar is teasing the video for ‘Tall Boy,’ the lead single from his upcoming album ‘Dark Touches,’ with a series of film clips that will be unleashed one per week. “They’re little tidbits. I’m going to roll out a whole other series before the album,” Har Mar tells Spinner. “I’m all about making short videos and having people get excited and pass them around.”
The ‘Tall Boy’ teasers will feature such celluloid luminaries as Eva Mendes, Eric (from Adult Swim’s ‘Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!‘), and Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat [the latter two are posted below].
Har Mar originally wrote the racy ‘Tall Boy,’ which is about a girls’ night out — not necessarily only drinking 16-ounce cans of beer — for Britney Spears, hoping it would be chosen for her 2007 record, ‘Blackout.’ Though ‘Tall Boy’ didn’t make the final cut, Har Mar is far from disappointed that the pop princess’s peeps passed on it. “That probably was a great choice for them. They should have passed on it,” he emphasizes. “It’s a song glamorizing drinking tall cans of beer and f—ing tall dudes. She was out of her mind then. C’mon, it would have been a coup for me, but, at the same time, I feel like for everybody’s well being it was such better choice for them not to do it.”
His first record in five years, Dark Touches, comes out October 13th on Dilettante Records. That’s the cover above, and three of those ‘teaser videos’ are posted below with a free MP3 widget.
Har Mar is going on tour across North America this fall. His dates includes two NYC shows: one on October 26th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and one October 27th at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for both go on sale Friday, September 18th at noon.
On top of the new record, Har Mar also contributes a song (a collaboration with Adam Green) to the soundtrack for the new Drew Barrymore movie. And he’s also in it.
All tour dates, video teasers, and album tracklist and info (including a list of album guests) are below…
Har Mar album info
After a five-year proper-album break since 2004’s The Handler, Har Mar Superstar, sexy as ever, is ready to unleash Dark Touches on the masses. On Dark Touches, Sean Tillmann – the singer, songwriter, and producer behind the Har Mar moniker – delivers his most club-friendly collection of jams yet. Tillmann’s silky smooth croon and tongue-in-cheek lyrics lead a nonstop dance party that blends everything from synth-pop to R&B, with ample hooks around every corner.
Dark Touches builds a bridge between the worlds of indie and Top 40 dance music, thanks in part to an eclectic group of collaborators. The album’s many guests include John Fields (Andrew WK, The Jonas Brothers, Rooney), The Faint‘s beatmakers Clark Baechle and Jacob Thiele, singer-songwriter Adam Green, P.O.S. of the Rhymesayers collective, Neon Neon’s Boom Bip, Flowers of Doom, and Samaire Armstrong. The Bird and The Bee’s Greg Kurstin, who has also produced tracks for Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Lily Allen, co-wrote and lent his studio wizardry to “Tall Boy.” The track was originally intended for Spears and, with the unchanged lyrics, takes on a vibrant new life in the hands of Har Mar.
Of course no Har Mar song is complete without Tillmann’s signature lyrics, which are both outrageously absurd and witty. “I Got Next,” which features The Bird and The Bee’s Inara George, details Tillmann’s practice of asking women to sign contracts that put him next in line to date if they ever leave their current boyfriend. He has also penned an anthem for the ladies with “Girls Night,” a track that was once intended for The Cheetah Girls, and like “Tall Boy,” maintains the original lyrics, written from a female perspective.
Tillmann is also getting ready to dip his toes into the world of Hollywood with the release of Whip It, a film directed by Drew Barrymore. As if he isn’t wearing enough hats already, Tillmann is actively developing his own movie scripts and sitcom pilots. Along with his golden pipes, the ability to juggle multiple creative outlets is sure to win him entry into both the hearts and undergarments of women and men everywhere.
“Dark Touches” tracklist
3. Got Next
4. Tall Boy
5. Turn It Around
6. Game Night
7. Gangsters Want To Cuddle Me
8. Creative Juices
9. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
10. Dope, Man
11. Girls Only
12. Almond Joy
13. Turn The Key
Har Mar Superstar – 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 13 The Uptown Bar (w/Calvin Krime, Mystery Palace & MC/VL) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 26 Pappy & Harriet’s Palace Pioneertown, California
Oct 06 Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 08 The Echo (w/Boom Bip & Ke$ha) Los Angeles, California
Oct 09 Sandbar (New Noise Santa Barbara Festival) Santa Barbara, California
Oct 10 The Uptown (w/The Heavenly States & HotTub) Oakland, California
Oct 12 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 13 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Oct 14 LaunchPad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 15 Emo’s (Inside Show) Austin, Texas
Oct 16 Lounge on Elm Street Dallas, Texas
Oct 17 Super Happy Fun Land Houston, Texas
Oct 18 One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 21 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 23 Sonar (Club Stage) Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 25 Kung Fu NeckTie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Oct 27 Mercury Lounge New York City, New York
Oct 28 Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Oct 30 Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec
Nov 01 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Nov 02 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Nov 03 Darkroom Chicago, Illinois
Nov 05 Triple Rock Social Club (w/Kool Keith) Minneapolis, Minnesota