The Hat Madder

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Biography

Although featuring a revolving supporting cast, Isaac Vander Schuur – songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist (but mostly guitar at live shows) – has ably led various incarnations of The Hat Madder, always sticking to his compelling vision of demented pop music. Originally founded in Austin, Texas in 2004, Vander Schuur has since returned to his native Michigan and built The Hat Madder into one of the top groups in the region with their exciting live shows and intricately detailed recorded productions. The Big Gig Productions released Friend of the Devil brought these recordings to light in 2008, with the GTG/ Big Gig released Friend of the Devil EP following in 2010. A second full-length album, the psych-rock masterpiece Orgy Opposite, came out towards the end of 2012, with an EP set to follow in 2014. Currently joined by guitarist/ keyboardist Chris Baritono, bassist Ben Jenson, drummer John Miller, and multi-instrumentalist Nick Merz, Vander Schuur and The Hat Madder are already in the process of working their way into your ears and minds.

Audio
“Dreamsicle” from Rogue Notes and Phones

“Let the Good Times Last” from Rogue Notes and Phones

Links:
Facebook page
Bandcamp site
Official website
Big Gig store

Discography:

Orgy Opposite (GTG) LP, released 11/2012
Rogue Notes and Phones (GTG/ Big Gig) EP/CD, released 2/2010
Friend of the Devil (Big Gig) full-length CD, released 10/2008

Compilations:

It’s Fine (GTG) features early mix of “Hunchbacks of Grace”
3-Way Singles Club Volume 3 (ITAV) features exclusive “Like Apparitions”
Bermuda Snowhawk 2010 (BMP/ GTG) features exclusive version of “X-Mas on the Skids”
Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo (GTG) features cover of “Jerkin’ Back and Forth” by Devo
No More Tomorrow Baby! A Tribute to KISS (GTG) features cover of “Cold Gin” by KISS
No F@%king Egos, This is Lansing (Silver Maple Kill) features early version of “New Vacation Home.”
Magnet Magazine 2008 Compilation features “Sadder Days”
DIG Music Vol.1 features “Leave Every Light On”

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