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Get Dirty to Har Mar Superstar's "It Was Only Dancing (Sex)"

Well this is easily the best song title we've heard all year.

by Kim Taylor Bennett
01 April 2016, 7:46pm


Photo by Rickett & Sones


Man. This song gives me the same feeling as Cyndi Lauper's "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" or anything off the Top Gun soundtrack. So that'll be some 80s vibes then. Those synths are so nostalgic. Where is my can of hairspray? Where is my hunk in leather and Levi's? OK I'm getting off topic but, it's Friday, it's April Fool's Day, and I just ate a burger so I'm in a slight food coma. But also Noisey fucks with Har Mar because his voice is supple like a 17-year- old's thigh and he is extremely himself at all times. He's also funny to boot.

Other notable points about this track:

1. The breathy refrain of "Sexxxxxx," exhaled (I imagine) by a lady with ruby red lips, right near my left ear. (It might however be Har Mar whispering that word. Kinda hard to tell.)

2. The sax outro! Say it once and say it again: the world needs more sax. Stat.

Here's what the man himself had to say about it:

"I wrote the entire song It Was Only Dancing (Sex) in a dream. I was racking my brain trying to get a new song together, and it wasn't happening. I passed out, and when I woke up all of the melodies and lyrics were just done. That might be the only time that's ever happened to me. I feel like the song is a hidden B-side from the Jewel of the Nile soundtrack."

So I guess we're on the same page when it comes to the 80s soundtrack vibe. Nice reference Har Mar. "It Was Only Dancing (Sex)" is lifted from his forthcoming LP Best Summer Ever out via Cult Records on April 15th.


Art by Tina Lugo

Har Mar Superstar Tour Dates

Apr 07 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Apr 08 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Apr 09 Des Moines Social Club w/ Gloom Balloon, M...Des Moines, IA
Apr 10 The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
Apr 11 The Cave Toronto, ON
Apr 12 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Apr 13 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Apr 14 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Apr 15 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Apr 17 Black Cat Washington, DC
Apr 18 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH
Apr 19 The High Watt Nashville, TN
Apr 20 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA
Apr 21 House of Blues w/ Eleanor Friedberger New Orleans, LA
Apr 22 Club Dada w/ The Coathangers Dallas, TX
Apr 23 Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX
Apr 24 The Sidewinder Austin, TX
Apr 26 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Apr 27 Casbah San Diego, CA
Apr 29 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
May 01 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA
May 04 Dante's Portland, OR
May 05 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
May 06 The Cobalt Vancouver, Canada
May 07 The Palamino Calgary, Canada
May 08 The Needle Vinyl Tavern Edmonton, Canada
May 09 The Pub Station Billings, MT
May 10 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
May 11 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
May 12 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
May 13 The Firebird St Louis, MO
May 14 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
May 15 Daytrotter Club Davenport, IA
Jun 02 Primavera Sound Festival 2016 Santa Maria D'oló, Spain
Aug 12 Eaux Claires Festival (August 12-13) Eau Claire, WI
Aug 13 Eaux Claires Festival Eau Claire, WI

Best Summer Ever is out on Cult Records on 4.15.