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Kevin Alvir, the front man of the impossible to get out of your head indiepop band The Hairs has a lot to say. Alvir’s sprightly tenor skips and trips around classic pop riffs with an off the cuff confidence and a disarming sweetness that’s too uncommon these days. With the quirky, earnest, and slightly squirmy quality of a Daniel Johnston ditty; the fey whipsmart sensibility of the Television Personalities, the “who gives a fuck” lo-fi production of Guided By Voices, and the wide-eyed nuanced outlook of Jonathan Richman, The Hairs make good hearted music, but with an edge – reminding the listener that life isn’t all “holding hands and eating ice cream,” but instead “dropping your ice cream cone and still eating it.” Like the aforementioned Johnston, and similar underground, outsider geniuses Peter Bagge and Robert Crumb, The Hairs’ music reflects society the way only its most astute, and sometimes fringe, members can—with wit and grotesque honesty. The Hairs have a sweetness to them, too, that puts Kevin Alvir in the unique company of songwriters like Jonathan Richman, Robert Pollard, or Daniel Treacy—he shares a kinship of wordy, emotional-without-cliché songwriting that builds epic melodic narratives out of simple realities. The Hairs put it all out there, without any of the bullshit.
The Hairs have played and/or toured with The Drums, Veronica Falls, and Mazes, among many, many others.