HESO INTERVIEWS

Gebrüder Teichmann - Machines Take Over the World

Gebrüder Teichmann – Machines Take Over the World

On Gebrüder Teichmann‘s latest album, They Made Us Do It (Festplatten, 2011) the Teichmann brothers point the way to the future by melding an understanding of the past with thick dance-y beats that make you want to question the present…on the dancefloor. Being designated Germany’s electronic musical ambassadors by the Goethe-Institut has not only not […]

Placebo with Zakuro © Ontoshiki

Interview with Tokyo Photographer Ontoshiki

In the old days, when a man was building his credibility as an artist, he did so rather anonymously. There might be a break here or there in this or that magazine or fashion catalogue but it would be difficult for this person to build a public name outside the small circle of his metropolitan […]

MUSIC

BUILT TO SPILL – UNTETHERED MOON

Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

The Beard – EP 115 – Built To Spill by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Ex-Indie Rock giants Built To Spill have their first new album out in more than six years. It has probably been longer than that since I have heard anything from them. Long off my radio radar due to ODing on them […]

Music That Made Us

Music That Made Us

One of things about beards is that, when men reach a certain age, they’d like to see if they can grow one. It’s a phenomenon I understand very well. After you get over the itchy face, you go, ‘Oh, I don’t have to shave, that’s cool.’ And then you move into the philosophical thing– people […]

Sex Wax Goes Surfing

Sex Wax Goes Surfing

The term “Sex Wax” has always fascinated me. As a youth growing up in Long Beach, our tiny house just separated from the beach by the Pacific Coast Highway, my mother told me in no uncertain terms that I was not to “set foot across PCH.” Hearing talk of body boarding and surfing at school […]

Gebrüder Teichmann - Machines Take Over the World

Gebrüder Teichmann – Machines Take Over the World

On Gebrüder Teichmann‘s latest album, They Made Us Do It (Festplatten, 2011) the Teichmann brothers point the way to the future by melding an understanding of the past with thick dance-y beats that make you want to question the present…on the dancefloor. Being designated Germany’s electronic musical ambassadors by the Goethe-Institut has not only not […]

Blur - The Magic Whip

Blur – The Magic Whip

The Beard – EP 116 – Blur by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Blur is back. Maybe. The only thing anyone knows is that the album, The Magic Whip is out and will likely be supported with one of their patented world tours. Despite not having released an album in more than a decade, Blur played […]

Rent-To-Own - Best Music of 2014

Rent-To-Own – Best Music of 2014

Like every great religion of the past we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present — turn on, tune in, drop out. — Timothy Leary, at a press conference in […]

Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer

Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

The Beard – EP 121 – Speedy Ortiz by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer When checking out Speedy Ortiz’s site, Google asks if you want it translated from Spanish. Racist or ironic? Neither. Judging a book by its cover (or in this case a band by their name) is dangerous, because […]