Little Hag, the artist formerly known as Avery Mandeville was conceived in a New Jersey basement and born again in quarantine. Under the Mandeville mantle she released a number of EPs and put many miles on other people’s vans touring the US. What started as a sarcastic Instagram handle (@littlehag) slowly became serious and somehow a small, vulgar crone took over all of Avery’s social media accounts.
Signed by Bar None Records just as everything was shutting down, Little Hag has now emerged with a 2:17 slice of pure pop pugnaciousness with a bummer end of summer vibe. Listen to Little Hag’s new single “Tetris” and watch the accompanying video below.
“Tetris” was written in the dog days of quarantine, where you still can’t legally kiss anybody but at least you can get a sunburn. The song is as confident as it is horny and pathetic, with Little Hag blaming her unrest on people and places she shouldn’t even be pining for on a good day. “Tetris” is a glimpse at a sane and totally chill person who lives to be tormented by things they can’t change.
In the video for “Tetris,” Avery displays her dance moves, beach hair, and the few video editing skills she retained from an online class.
“Tetris” will be followed by a compilation of older tracks titled Whatever Happened To Avery Jane? due in September 18th followed by her full-length LP due in 2021. Little Hag features Matt Fernicola on guitar, Owen Flanagan on drums, Chris Dubrow on bass and Noah Rauchwerk on keys and emotional support.