Presented by Polyvinyl / Double Double Whammy / Keeled Scales


Mar 17, 2022

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Cheer Up Charlie's Outdoor

Jilian Medford, better known by her stage name Ian Sweet, is an American indie rock musician from Los Angeles, California. For Medford, reciting mantras - leaning into the repetition, retraining your brain, and learning new realities is a way to fight through her anxieties.

Show Me How You Disappear, IAN SWEET's 2021 album, is a haze of tangled, inverted pop. Mesmeric and kaleidoscopic, shimmering with electrified unease, it is both an exercise in self-forgiveness and an eventual understanding of unresolved trauma. Medford’s third record as IAN SWEET unfolds at an acute juncture in her life, charting from a mental health crisis to an intensive healing process and what comes after. How do you control the thoughts that control you? What does it mean to get better? What does it mean to have a relationship with yourself?

Dizzying and enthralling, Show Me How You Disappear is the sound of someone coming apart and putting themselves back together — the moment an old mantra, repeated into the mirror time and time again, finally clicks. To look at your reflection, and finally feel seen.

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Los Angeles, CA
Indie Rock