The chubby lady-lover is not, we repeat, NOT the new guitarist for ’80s punks The Replacements.
Spin contributor Jessica Hopper said she’d called Har Mar, a high school buddy of hers, to confirm the news. “He’s not joking,” she tweeted.
Har Mar himself tweeted: “Heading into my first Mats rehearsal! Wish me luck. #ThisIsInsane.” Later he added: ”Don’t get too excited, guys. I could still totally fuck this up!”
I’m totally NOT in The Replacements, guys. I was just messing around. The joke got out of hand. Plus, I’m pretty crappy at guitar. Ha! Apologies to @jesshopp and @SPINmagazine. I thought you were in on the joke. Oopsies. I am, however, playing tambourine in Hüsker Dü this fall.
He later added: “Yes. I am Burial.”
At the beginning of the year, the band reassembled to produce an EP, Songs For Slim, in aid of former guitarist Dunlap.