While well-groomed "heart-throb" types like Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke are busy concocting smooth baby-making Future R&B, lone scantily-clad showman Sean "Har Mar Superstar" Tillman's bringing the Ron Jeremy to old school-sounding Soul-Funk/R&B. Har Mar Superstar's been doing his thing for the past 10-15 years now and has toured or worked with a wide variety of underground/mainstream talent: Ben Lee, Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes), Father John Misty,
Julian Casablancas' newly-formed Cult Records quietly unleashed the 10-track album a little while back on April 23rd. Bye Bye 17 feels like Har Mar Superstar's first honest attempt @ some tried-and-true LEGIT R&B music and while I'm really only vaguely familiar with his music, Tillman's voice kinda reminds me of a middle-aged Rod Stewart growl. It looks like Har Mar Superstar's whole refined Soul-Funk vibe has even manged to spill over onto "Lady, You Shot Me"'s just released, Warren Fu-directed grainy music video. We're talkin' red-tinted stage lights, choreographed dance moves, 2 beautiful back-up singers, slick rhythm changes, various stages of undress, and a mysteriously absent horn section.