While going to Boston's Berkley School of Music, Jilian Medford initially made music as IAN -- the nickname her skater friends gave her in high school -- releasing the Have You Ever Loved Anything This Much EP in 2014. Adding drummer Tim Cheney and bassist Damien Scalise, they became IAN SWEET who released a self-titled EP, also in 2014. Now based out of Brooklyn, the trio have signed to Hardly Art who will release their debut album, Shapeshifter, on September 9. First single "Slime Time Live" stays skronky and weird in the versus before going widescreen in its soaring chorus. It's a winning dichotomy and you can stream it below. Hardly Art has also reissued the 2014 Ian Sweet EP and you can stream "If You're Cryin" off that below as well.

Ian Sweet are currently on tour with Colleen Green and Chastity Belt, and all three play Brooklyn's Market Hotel on Wednesday, June 15 with Harmony Tividad (Girlpool) on the bill as well, and that show is sold out. They'll also play an album release show on September 9 at Shea Stadium with Horse Jumper of Love. Tickets are on sale.

All Ian Sweet tour dates are listed below.

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Ian Sweet - Shapeshifter tracklist
01. Pink Marker
02. Slime Time Live [mp3]
03. #23
04. 2soft2chew
05. Cactus Couch
06. Shapeshifter
07. All Skaters Go To Heaven
08. Knife Knowing You
09. Quietly Streaming
10. Pink Marker 2


Ian Sweet - 2016 Tour Dates

06.14.16 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs *
06.15.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel * %
09.06.16 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs #
09.07.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle #
09.08.16 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery $
09.09.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Album Release Show at Shea Stadium #
09.10.16 - Lancaster, PA - Lizard Lounge $
09.11.16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Black Forge #
09.13.16 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel #
09.14.16 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo

* - w/ Colleen Green, Chastity Belt
% - w/ Harmony Tividad (Girlpool)
$ - w/ Diet Cig
# - w/ Horse Jumper of Love