When Annie Hardy, aka Giant Drag, sat down with Jessica for a Progress Report, we found out she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, was prepping and planning to self-release the Swan Song EP, and that she went blond and cut and sold her hair. We also premiered Swan Song’s “Stuff To Live For.” A more than solid amount of information, sure, but she didn’t tell us that in the G.J. Echternkamp-directed video for the track she’d be getting pummeled with glitter, confetti, streamers, rose petals, bubbles, silly string, popcorn, candy, noodles, assorted garbage, Jell-O, pudding, canned green beans, canned corn, cigarettes, pills, syringes, fake blood, flour, feathers, milk, Tampico fruit drink, eggs, and breakaway glass. Quite the onslaught. As Hardy told us, “I think it was G.J.’s intention to make me suffer and I am almost crying when all that milk and Tampico is being poured/shot at me.” See for yourself.

The Swan Song EP is out in October. You can hang with Annie this weekend by tuning into for a live performance/auction on Saturday 8/29 at 1:30pm PST.

Comments (33)
  1. Annie, you know there’s children starving in the world?

  2. i’d probably have some snarky comment to leave if it would stop rebuffering every 3 sec

  3. Whoa.
    Annie Hard-on.

  4. Amazing! I can’t wait for The Swan Song EP!

  5. There’s a song dedicated to annie hardy’s fibromyalgia, apparently, according to College News

  6. and annie, we sort of miss the brunette

  7. Not gonna lie, I have the biggest crush on Annie Hardy. Shes hilarious on GTFU, shes sexy (blonde or brunette), she tears shit up in Giant Drag…

    Completely underrated. I really like the new material. It sucks to hear about the FM though…. ‘Sana sana colita de rana’.

  8. Lawrence  |   Posted on Aug 25th, 2009 0

    Very crap video. Waste of a good song.

  9. it doesnt matter how much i like giant drag – the bleach blond and heavy eye makeup are untiringly distracting and unattractive in a very Vivid Alt Presents…Annie Hardy…Sloshing kind of way.

  10. I LOVE IT LIL SIS,LOVE IT! IM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Chris  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    Yeah the fibromyalgia song’s here:

    Annie, don’t change.

    Vid’s fun.

  12. rickster  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    I am not a big fan of the blonde look but I’ll bet it’s fun to be blonde. Oh, the music. Annie still writes great songs and I really love her playing, too. Saw them in Cleveland a few years ago and they were wonderful live, Has Micah quit yet this week?

  13. Sugarpie  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0


  14. Oh, and I LOVE the blond. Genius video.

  15. Kyle  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    That’s an intense video…I like it!
    Song is amazing!

  16. Bruce  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    Wow. She’s quite possibly the most attractive woman I’ve ever seen.

  17. Aaron  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2009 0

    Apparently you CAN do that on television.

    Or the internet.

  18. tommy  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2009 0

    if you think this woman is attractive, then indie music must be seriously hard up for hot chicks. i mean, shes not bad…but shes certainly nothing to write home about.

    any girl in dirty projectors beats her by a mile. id put regina spektor over her, too. or the chick from chairlift. pixie lott, definitely. but taylor swift. yeah, taylor swift wins.

  19. Woah, Veruca Salt got a new singer…

  20. >>> Wow. She’s quite possibly the most attractive woman I’ve ever seen.

    Uhh…congratulations on your second day of having the gift of sight? Give us an update once when you’ve turned on the TV, opened a magazine or newspaper, or visited a mall.

  21. Charles  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2009 0

    I’m always amazed at the lengths people will go to on the internet to say cruel and pointless things.

    If you have something to say about the song, or the music video, please share.

    Otherwise, who cares if someone else thinks she’s attractive and you don’t? Or you disapprove of her new hair color.

    People put a lot of work into making videos and writing songs and this is the best you’ve got? “Ohh… she’s not as pretty as you think.”

    At least some people have the nerve to say something nice, you fucking troll.

  22. JimmyJohnnyJimmy  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2009 0

    She could be fat and ugly for all I care. This is a damn good song. And the music video is just fun. Very nice!

  23. Moe Lester  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2009 0

    Never underestimate the potential for crude commentary on internet messageboards. I don’t understand why anyone is ever surprised that half of the comments are arguments about how hot a girl is. Welcome to the interwebs! If you post an image (or in this case, moving image) of a girl, it will inevitably be judged. That’s just what people generally like to do here. I saw an article the other day about Ashley Jex’s record label, where the comments ended up (much to her dismay) being a discussion of her weight. People are generally pretty shitty, and they don’t mind proving it. The cloak of anonymity brings out the worst in us.

  24. A man duh  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2009 0

    After waiting so long for new material to surface, this certainly is wonderful. If there was ever a way for G.J. to top the Kevin is Gay video this is it.

    The song itself is pretty wonderful too. I feel like I’m sitting on my thumbs waiting for the EP.

  25. joseph Salinas  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2009 0

    great vid annie! Giant Drag is one of the few bands that actually make good new music, everything else is crap! Kings of Leon is a perfect example of crap music force fed to the masses and everything thinks its great, they suck!

  26. CJ Martinez  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2009 0

    Annie I love your hair weather its blonde, purple, brunette, or w.e color you choose! Your beautiful and thats fact! Giant Drag is the best band ever in my opinion! and I love this video!! This video lived up to its anticipation by far!!!! I love your music, and you have the best personality! Swan Song EP is the first thing on my list to get by the way :) Keep up the great work Annie!!! and dont listen to these other comments(mean people)they are just jealous ;) – Acclaim33

  27. jdawnb  |   Posted on Sep 16th, 2009 0

    geez, annie, i’d marry you in a second even if you shaved your head. you could run circles around all of these sheisty fuckheads any day of the week. GD FOREVAHHH!!!!

  28. whowhatwow  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2009 0

    wtf anonymity? i say this kind of shit all the time irl, i say whatever the fuck i want to say. and i prefer her brunette, the blonde look is sooo porno- trash-bag-dump-a-bunch-of-spunk-in-all-of-my-orifices kind of cliche. however, i think Annie Hardy is pretty much a 21st century god so i let it slide. now if you’re feeling angry that somebody was actually honest in their opinions of another person, feel free to be a hypocrite and write something mean and nasty about me, come on – be the hypocrite society knows you to be ^_~

  29. pa  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    Gee whowhatwow, it’s great that, to paraphrase, you “say what you want,” and you “say it all the time.” we’re all very impressed. And, of course, it’s great that you like a.h. But I do hope you’ll remember these words of yours the next time someone hurts you in a way you feel is unfair: from leaning on their horn at you in traffic, to breaking up with you in a way that you deem insensitive, etc. Ultimately, “saying what you want” “when you want to say it” is not so much a brave example of self-reliance as it is often a failure to see that other people and their feelings are more than ghost projections.

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