bathtub cig

bathtub cig is the intimate depression pop project of Hilary James. Born in a Minneapolis bedroom during the spring of 2017, it is an honest attempt at coping with her long struggle with mental health. She is joined by Dave Power on drums, Skyler Nowiski on bass, and Adelyn Strei on guitar and harmony. Their 2018 debut EP, Old Light, draws comparisons to a synth-pop version of Frankie Cosmo with raw lyrics.

2021 EP bed is both a dream-like and hazy musing on quarantine as well as a heartbreaking attempt to cope with grief. In a departure from James’ first full-band EP, Old Light, this new release is a stripped-down solo voyage. Hilary is joined by Addie Strei (Adelyn Rose) on clarinet, flute, and bass to create beautiful textures to balance out the loneliness of the electric guitar.

New single “therapy” is out now from their first full-length record, Night Blindness, due out 2/2/22.

Past Shows


Aug
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry

Yellow Ostrich

with bathtub cig and DAMIEN
Mar
20
th
2022
7th St Entry
Mar
20
th
2022
7th St Entry

Squirrel Flower

with bathtub cig
Feb
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry
Feb
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry

bathtub cig and Nat Harvie

'Night Blindness' / 'Married in Song' Album Releases
with Zoo Animal
Dec
15
th
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
15
th
2021
7th St Entry
Nov
20
th
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
1
st
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
1
st
2018
7th St Entry

the Cult of Lip

with Lazear, bathtub cig and Cave Light
Sep
1
st
2018
7th St Entry
Sep
1
st
2018
7th St Entry

LVL UP

with Double Grave and bathtub cig
Aug
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry

Real Numbers

with FINESSE, Loud Sun and bathtub cig

More Shows

Sep
17
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

PRIVATE EVENT

Oct
5
th
7th St Entry

Annie DiRusso

Sep
23
rd
7th St Entry

Noah Vonne

Nov
8
th
Palace Theatre

Omar Apollo

with Ravyn Lenae