NEWS : FRI, AUG 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Marika Hackman’s ‘Any Human Friend,’ Her Powerful, Sexually Charged, and Acclaimed New Album Is Out Today in North and South America Through Sub Pop

“It’s Marika’s rawness that makes Any Human Friend such an emotive and compelling album” - ★★★★ ½ DIY

Marika Hackman’s internationally acclaimed new album Any Human Friend is out today, Friday, August 9th in North and South America from Sub Pop, and the rest of the world through AMF Recordings.

Stream the album now on YouTubeSpotifyApple Music, and Bandcamp.

The powerful, sexually-charged album, which is led by the highlights “i’m not where you are,” “the one,” “all night,” ”hand solo,” and “blow,” was produced by Hackman and David Wrench (Frank Ocean, the xx, Lets Eat Grandma). She will embark on a headlining North American tour this October and November with support from Hardly Art artists Girl Friday, who will also act as her backing band for the entire tour.

Marika Hackman has also scheduled a Reddit “Indieheads” AMA for Wednesday, August 14th at 12:30 pm PDT/3 pm EDT.

Any Human Friend is now available from Sub Pop. LP purchases through and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Salmon-colored vinyl (while supplies last).

Marika Hackman Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook*
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere*
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.*
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village*
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee*
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre*

*w/ Girl Friday

What “The People” have said about Any Human Friend:

“A treasure trove of zippy guitar hooks, glimmering synths, and lemony vocals.” - (9.3/10) PASTE

“Infectious, assured, and eclectic…, Album of the Week.”  -  Stereogum

“Any Human Friend is all bangers, all the time…there is not a single low point on the album.”  -  ★★★★★ DORK

“Any Human Friend sees Hackman wholly uncensored, and all the better for it.” - ★★★★ Q

“Signals Hackman’s coming of age as an artist with real purpose and star power.” -  ★★★★ The Telegraph

 “Her most universal album yet.” - (8/10) Uncut

“A contender for album of the year.” - (8/10) CLASH

“A quantum leap forward” - (8/10) PopMatters

“Any Human Friend is an explosive body of work.” - (8/10) The Line of Best Fit

“The arrangements are sharper, the choruses bigger…” - (8/10) Loud & Quiet

“A truly excellent, explicit indie-pop album.” -  (8/10) Gigwise 

“The record is unapologetically Marika – with killer songwriting and bonus synths.” - i-D

“Hackman’s innately experimental and intrepid approach to writing is yielding ever richer rewards…, Album of the Week.” - Times of London

Posted by Rachel White