Hardly Art is pleased to welcome Brooklyn trio IAN SWEET (formerly IAN) to our roster. Shapeshifter – the band’s first-ever full length album – will be released on CD, LP, digital and cassette formats on Friday, September 9th. Earlier today, The FADER premiered IAN SWEET’s dexterous, buoyant new single “Slime Time Live.” The song’s title references an early aughts Nickelodeon show, though its subject matter is weighty (the emotional quicksand of heartbreak and anxiety), and given striking dimension by frontwoman Jilian Medford’s guileless gem of a voice. Listen here or via the embed below.
IAN SWEET perform tonight in Cambridge at Middle East Downstairs with labelmates Colleen Green and Chastity Belt, and tomorrow night in Brooklyn at Market Hotel with the same pairing. See the tour page for a full list of upcoming shows.
In addition to releasing Shapeshifter this fall, IAN SWEET’s acclaimed 2014 debut EP has been remastered and re-released. This six song self-titled release is available today from Hardly Art on digital/streaming and cassette formats. Pre-orders for Shapeshifter are available here, orders for IAN SWEET are available here.