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 […]

Hop Along – Painted Shut

Hop Along - Painted Shut

I’ve never made music alone. I’ve written a lot of songs in my room by myself. Somehow there always end up being a lot of people, a lot of experience involved and that’s what makes them important. — Frances Quinlan The Beard – EP 120 – Hop Along by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Hop Along […]

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers

Mac McCaughan - Non-Believers

What appeals to me is songs that deal with the messiness and ambiguity that come with any transitional period. — Mac McCaughan The Beard – EP 119 – Mac McCaughan by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers Who is Mac McCaughan(Read the HESO Interview)? If you listen to rock music these days it’s […]

Mikal Cronin – MKIII

Mikal Cronin - MKIII

The Beard – EP 118 – Mikal Cronin by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Mikal Cronin – MKIII Don’t let the cover to Mikal Cronin’s odd yet aptly titled album fool you–he cut his hair. No! you scream, not the only other well-maned indie rock god (a million split ends thank you J Mascis)! Don’t panic, […]

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia

Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia

The Beard – EP 117 – Jacco Gardner by Beard Radio on Mixcloud If bands could have babies, and the Kinks and the Beach Boys were seriously dating, thinking about moving in with each other, thinking about the future, if they were committed to a purity of baroque pop, and were out to dinner with […]

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


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 […]

Johnny Cash – Man In Black

Johnny Cash - Man In Black

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 […]