Under his Har Mar Superstar alias, Sean Tillman has been singing sexed-up, vaguely satiric lounge-lizard anthems in indie rock clubs for nearly a decade and a half. On his new album Bye Bye 17, Har Mar turns toward old-school soul music, testifying hard and winking less than he’s ever done before. And in the video for his new single “Lady, You Shot Me,” Har Mar cops onstage moves from James Brown and the Temptations, as he and his two lovely backup singers show the world what stagecraft used to look like. It’s oddly inspirational, and you can watch the video and download the song below.
Bye Bye 17 is out now on Julian Casablancas’s Cult Records.