The Hat Madder


The Hat Madder describes itself as a “trash can glam” band, with Isaac Vander Schuur – songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist (but mostly guitar at live shows) – having ably led various incarnations of The Hat Madder to perform 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 Rogue Notes and Phones EP following in 2010 and the full-length Orgy Opposite in 2012. The latest release Rotting On The Vine (2017) is the most full-band studio release to date with dense instrumentation and lush vocals provided by Vander Schuur’s bandmates. Currently joined by guitarist/ keyboardist Chris Baratono,  drummer John Miller, bassist Jared Talcott 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.

“Dreamsicle” from Rogue Notes and Phones

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

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Ten Years With The Devil (GTG) CD, released 11/2018
Rotting On The Vine (GTG) LP, released 10/2017
Orgy Opposite (GTG) LP, released 11/2012
Rogue Notes and Phones (GTG/ Big Gig) EP/CD, released 2/2010
Live In St. Tropez (GTG) 2008 live recording, released 6/2015
Friend of the Devil (Big Gig) CD, released 10/2008

For The Record (GTG) features “Terrafin” (2019)
GTG100 (GTG) features “MF’R” (2019)
Time To Val Kilmer (GTG) features alternate mix of “Cloud 9” (2015)
Another One of Those Equinoxes volume 2 (GTG) features acoustic mix of “Cloud 9” (2015)
It’s Fine (GTG) features early mix of “Hunchbacks of Grace” (2013)
No F​@​%​king Egos​:​This Is Lansing! Volume 2​:​Electric Boogaloo (Silver Maple Kill) features exclusive “Too Afraid To Shut Up (2012)
3-Way Singles Club Volume 3 (ITAV) features exclusive “Like Apparitions” (2011)
Bermuda Snowhawk 2010 (BMP/ GTG) features exclusive version of “X-Mas on the Skids” (2010)
Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo (GTG) features cover of “Jerkin’ Back and Forth” by Devo (2010)
No More Tomorrow Baby! A Tribute to KISS (GTG) features cover of “Cold Gin” by KISS (2010)
No F@%king Egos, This is Lansing (Silver Maple Kill) features early version of “New Vacation Home” (2010)
Magnet Magazine 2008 Compilation features “Sadder Days”
DIG Music Vol.1 features “Leave Every Light On” (2008)

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