Little Hag LP
Little Hag, the artist formerly known as Avery Mandeville, was conceived in a New Jersey basement and born again during quarantine. Fronted by the singer/songwriter, Mandeville has released a number of EPs as a solo act and put thousands of miles on other people’s vans touring the US. Little Hag is Mandeville (she/her) on guitar and complaining, Matt Fernicola (he/him) on lead guitar, Owen Flanagan (he/him) on drums, Chris Dubrow (he/him) on bass, and Noah Rauchwerk (he/him) on keys and emotional support.
Signed by Bar/None Records just before everything shut down, Little Hag emerged in 2020 with "Tetris," a 2 minute slice of pure pop pugnaciousness with a bummer end of summer vibe, followed by a compilation LP of older Mandeville tracks titled "Whatever Happened To Avery Jane?" The album chronicles Mandeville’s many pleasures and pains, from making a game out of the “walk of shame,” calling out abusive men, social media stalking, reckless driving, and the like.
She’s a confrontational frontwoman with a penchant for brutal honesty, profanity, and the taboo, and a voice that has been compared to Roy Orbison, Angel Olsen, silk taffeta, and a car backing out of a gravel driveway. After Little Hag shows, many old dudes have said "What is she so angry about?" because they weren’t listening. In her previous incarnation she was named one of 8 New Jersey musicians you need to know by the Asbury Park Press and her 2018 LP ranked as the #5 album of the year by NJ.com.
Passion of the Weiss calls Little Hag “…a thrilling songwriter, untethered from time and place, sending DMs and shade, not greetings, from Asbury Park.”
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