Promo photo by Suzy Poling.
Hairdresser by day, flamboyant rock star by night, Seth Bogart, commonly known as Hunx, has made a name for himself as the sole proprietor of the ‘Hairdresser Pop’ movement. What does it exactly mean? Not even Bogart himself knows, but his branch of jangling, pop-rock has hit a nerve in critics and fans alike, resulting in his soon-to-be-released album, Hairdresser Blues.
Originally the charismatic frontman for power pop group Hunx and His Punx, Bogart is currently finishing up Hairdresser Blues, which will release on February 28. Produced by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and arranged and written by Bogart, Hairdresser Blues is a departure from predecessor Too Young, embracing a more raw and rough-edged sound unlike that of Too Young’s definitive retro sound. Hairdresser Blues‘ leadoff single, “Almost Forever” is proof of that change. Jangling, dream pop guitars float over surf rock drums, accompanying Bogart’s baritone drawl. “You wanted it to be this way,” says Bogart in a declarative mannner, backed by punchy riffs and infectious melodies. A music video has been released to accompany the single (see below).
Once the album is released, Bogart will take to the road on March 30, kicking off his tour in Los Angeles. The artist will be backed by Shannon Shaw (Shannon and the Clams), Erin Emslie (Bare Wires, Time Flys), and Justin Champlin.
Watch the music video for “Always Forever” below and download here.
Hunx Tour Dates
Mar. 20 The Echoplex + Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 21 Bottom of the Hill + San Francisco, CA
Mar. 22 Dante’s + Portland, OR
Mar. 23 Crocodile +^ Seattle, WA
Mar. 24 Waldorf + Vancouver, BC
Mar. 27 Triple Rock (early) +^ Minneapolis, MN
Mar. 28 Cactus Club + Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 29 Double Door + Chicago, IL
Mar. 30 Lager + Detroit, MI
Mar. 31 Silver Door + Toronto, ON
Apr. 2 Radio + Boston, MA
Apr. 3 Kung Fu Necktie + Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 4 Mercury Lounge + New York, NY
Apr. 5 The Mug at Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr. 6 Glasslands # Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 7 Macrock Harrisonburg, VA
Apr. 8 Windup Space #* Baltimore, MD
Apr. 9 Haunted Mill # Belmont, NC
Apr. 10 The Earl #= Atlanta, GA
Apr. 11 Bottletree # Birmingham, AL
Apr. 12 Boca Fiesta (The Backyard) # Gainesville, FL
Apr. 13 Churchills # Miami, FL
Apr. 14 Will’s Pub # Orlando, FL
Apr. 17 Fitzgerald’s # Houston, TX
Apr. 18 Mohawk # Austin, TX (tickets & info here)
Apr. 19 M’s Lips # El Paso, TX
Apr. 20 Yuca Tap Room # Tempe, AZ
Apr. 21 Casbah # San Diego, CA
+ w/ Heavy Cream
^ w/ Hardly Art 5-Year Anniversary Showcase! w/ TacoCaT, Grave Babies
# w/ Natural Child
* w/ NOBUNNY (solo)
= w/ Chain and the Gang