February 14, 2020
Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar) Share “I Like Your Way” | Playing Sold-Out Album Release Show Tonight (St. Paul) | New LP Hot Dish Out Next Friday, 2/21 Pre-Order Available Now
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Heart Bones have shared a surprise Valentine’s Day single for their fans ahead of tonight’s sold out album release show in St. Paul Minnesota. The single entitled “I Like Your Way” comes a week ahead of their debut LP, Hot Dish out next Friday, February 21st.
Pop duo consisting of Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit) crafted the perfect single just in time for Valentine’s day about loving all of your partners’ quirks. The single has already been featured in Atwood Magazine’s Valentines Day Feature. Sabrina Ellis gave a break down of the song below.
“Randy heard me screaming your name in the bathroom. I’ll be grounded for a year.’
This is one of the first songs we wrote together, so we were just getting to know each other. Randy, we concurred, is definitely a step-dad/step-mom name.
‘You’ve always been suspicious you’re gonna die like Jesus, naked, when you’re 33.’
These lyrics sound like opening lines from a Chuck Palahnuik novel.
Perhaps we were testing each other, to see if we could shock each other with guttural, confessional lyrics about our neuroses.
The song takes us from teenage hunger for chunky peanut butter and porno to savior complexes to conspiracy theories to daddy issues. It’s basically a confessional of our quirks, our hang ups, our secrets, in the package of a dance song.
‘Sean, do we have to say ‘chunky peanut butter?’
‘If you get to say a line about naked Jesus, I get to say chunky peanut butter.’
During this early phase of collaborative writing, two distinct personalities were learning to find compromise. We could take risks together if the risks didn’t defy either of our boundaries. The fact that the obscure line from a Har Mar song, “You were my soul, my jelly roll!” always gets stuck in my head has been high collateral for trust when it comes to risky lyric writing with Sean.
The neurotic novelist might be a dying breed, replaced by the self-aware podcaster, but no matter how humanity evolves, we can never have too many songs about dancing. So, we hope you enjoy ‘I Like Your Way.”
Limited-edition Hot Dish pre-order bundles are now available here and include custom merch like color vinyl, t-shirts, oven mitts, and signed one-of-one polaroids. After their album release show, Heart Bones will kick off the release by hitting the road in North America later this month. Tour dates below with more to be announced.
2/28 – Milwaukee WI – The Cooperage
2/29 – Moline IL – Rust Belt
3/1 – Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
3/3 – Columbus OH – Rumba
3/4 – Brooklyn NY – Knitting Factory
3/5 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas
3/6 – Millersville PA – Phantom Power
3/7 – Asbury Park NJ – The Saint
3/8 – Boston MA – Great Scott
3/10 – Baltimore MD – Metro Gallery
3/11 – Carrboro NC – Cats Cradle Backroom
3/12 – Atlanta GA – The Earl
3/13 – Birmingham AL – Saturn
3/14 New Orleans LA – Santos
3/15 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/ Gramma’s Boyfriend & deM atlaS
4/4 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Event Hall & Lounge
4/5 – Omaha NE – The Reverb
4/6 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
4/7 – Denver CO – Globe Hall
4/8 – Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
4/10 – Seattle WA – The Sunset
4/11 – Portland OR – Jack London Revue
4/12 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel
4/13 – San Diego CA – Soda Bar
4/14 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo
4/15 – Palm Springs CA – The Alibi
4/16 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar
4/17 – Marfa TX – Lost Horse Saloon
4/18 – San Antonio TX – Paper Tiger
4/20 Austin TX – The Mohawk