Hardly Art

Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 9, 2016
Catalog No:
73098
Label:
Hardly Art
  • First LP pressing on white vinyl
  • LPs and CDs include a digital album download (available on release day)
  • Cassette format does not come with a digital album download

“I have a way of loving too many things to take on just one shape,” Jilian Medford sings over and over again on the title track of the Brooklyn-based band IAN SWEET’s debut album, Shapeshifter, repeating it like a mantra. This is Medford’s thesis statement, a narrator to carry us through Shapeshifter, which is above all else a meditation on loneliness and displacement.

With Medford accompanied by drummer Tim Cheney and bassist Damien Scalise’s playful instrumentation, Shapeshifter becomes a celebratory purging, an album that finds humor in self-deprecation and vice. IAN SWEET’s debut interrogates capital-e Existence through a candy-coated lens, their mathy precision scaffolding the chaos of Medford’s personal neurosis and turning those anxieties into something hook-laden and relatable.

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Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 9, 2016
Catalog No:
73098
Label:
Hardly Art

Tracks

  1. Pink Marker
  2. Slime Time LiveSlime Time Live
  3. #23#23
  4. 2soft2chew
  5. Cactus Couch
  6. Shapeshifter
  7. All Skaters Go to HeavenAll Skaters Go to Heaven
  8. Knife Knowing You
  9. Quietly Streaming
  10. Pink Marker 2