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 […]

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 […]

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell Live Forever

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell Live Forever

The Beard – EP 114 – Sufjan Stevens by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Beard Radio listens to Sufjan Stevens’ new album Carrie & Lowell (Released 31 March 2015) and a few classic songs from earlier albums. Carrie and Lowell, Performed by: Sufjan Stevens, Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester, and Thomas […]

Beard Radio – EP 8 – Man In Black

Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (American Recordings / Universal, 2002)

The Beard – EP 9 – Man In Black by Beard Radio on Mixcloud “Folsom Prison Blues” Johnny Cash “I Walk The Line” Johnny Cash “When It’s Springtime In Alaska” Johnny Cash “Girl From the North County” Bob Dylan “Highwayman” The Highwaymen “Sunday Morning Coming Down” Kris Kristofferson “Why me Lord?” Ray Charles “I Hung […]

Mix Tape – An Effort of Love In Vain

Mix Tape - An Effort of Love in Vain

“A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention (I started with ‘Got To Get You Off My Mind’, but then realised that she might not get any further than track one, side one if I delivered what she wanted straight […]

Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita – No Band Is An Island

Deerhoof Live In Tokyo

“We neither had it all nor shall we…We are just fine without your promises.” Satomi Matsuzaki on ‘Black Pitch’ The Beard – EP 91 – Deerhoof by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Deerhoof is the quintessential gateway band. Like the Velvet Underground and Pixies before them, they have spawned 1000 other bands, some of whom have […]

The Charlatans Release ‘Modern Nature’

The Charlatans - Modern Nature

Listen to the album while reading the review. The Charlatans have been unfortunately plagued by a double-sided curse. Unfortunate in the fact that they have lost multiple members to various causes of death, both natural an un-, double-sided in that they inevitably muster on, producing genuinely good albums every few years since the late 80s. […]

Rent-To-Own: Some of the Best Music of 2014

Rent-To-Own: Some of the 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 […]

You Won’t Believe What Sensationalist Best Of Bullshit End Of The Year List Lose Twenty Pounds Now

Under The Skin - Jonathan Glazer

Hi Folks, Sick of the End-of-the-Year hype? Over the Best-Of List? Done with being told how to feel about what is the interneteratti insiders say is Good and what is Bad? Exhausted by the feeling that you need to validate your interests by “liking” a thing? Tired of the need to feel that pinning a […]

The Beard – EP 4 – Punk Pt. II – New Wave to No Wave

Mars At Maxs

There are no new waves, there is only the ocean. — Jean-Luc Godard Rock n’ roll has changed the world and its culture forever. From its inception, rock n’ roll influenced musicians across the world, each adding his or her own twist to it, giving birth to sub-genres, or the musical children of rock n’ […]