Har Mar Superstar's whirlwind summer in support of his latest album, Best Summer Ever, recently led him to A.V. Club HQ in Chicago.
That's where Minnesota's own soul/R&B dynamo performed two solid cover songs as part of the A.V. Undercover series. One was Built to Spill's indie-rock classic "Big Dipper," and the other was a b-b-b-b-bonus rendition of Prince's synth-pop smash "When You Were Mine."
Backed by his six-piece band, Har Mar slowed the Built to Spill number way down, and applied a nifty little Whole Foods ad-lib to the Albertson's stir-fry dinner line ("didja catch that?!" cried the nation's Pitchfork-reared nerds, this writer among them). The Prince cut maintained its peppy sexiness, with the ace horn section adding some brassy punch.
The hard-to-please AVC comment section? Overwhelmingly pleased! Watch both videos below.
You've got three chances to catch Har Mar live this month: Aug. 11 at Duluth's Red Herring Lounge; Aug. 12-13 at the Eaux Claires festival outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Aug. 20 at the Minnesota Zoo.