HAR MAR SUPERSTAR
Har Mar Superstar started as a solo, modern pop R&B side-project for Sean Tillmann in 1999. Hailing from the Twin Cities, Tillmann quickly gained notoriety worldwide for boisterous, sweaty live shows that often ended disrobed down to a pair of briefs, while managing to create a balance of trust and nervous energy from unsuspecting crowds. He toured the world, priding himself on being an “artist’s artist,” championed by his peers The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gossip, Father John Misty, and The Faint, among others, who repeatedly selected him as a main-support opening act. Lizzo even joined the band for a few tours.
As Tillmann’s songwriting grew stronger, the shtick began to fade and gave way to more honesty in his albums & live performances, while the band grew in size, volume, and restraint. Everything really came together with the release of Har Mar’s landmark, classic soul album Bye Bye 17 in 2013, and he was finally, solidly gaining his own audience globally through a non-stop tour schedule that continued through his most recent album, Best Summer Ever. By 2016, the band had grown into an unstoppable 7-piece behemoth, famous as much for their entertainment sweat equity as they were for their ability to seamlessly morph through sets of widely varying styles, energy, and raw emotion.
After living in London, LA, and Brooklyn for 14 years, Tillmann is back in Minneapolis and proud to call it home. The new album, Roseville, is a love letter to the community, artists & family that drew him back and the experiences he had along the way.