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 […]

Beard Radio – EP 7 – Mix Tape – An Effort of Love In Vain

PJ Harvey - Four Track Demos

“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

“We neither had it all nor shall we…We are just fine without your promises.” Satomi Matsuzaki on ‘Black Pitch’ Deerhoof is the quintessential gateway band. Like the Velvet Underground and Pixies before them, they have spawned 1000 other bands, some of whom have gone on to sell lots of records. Not publicly so-well-known for their […]

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’ […]

The Beard – EP 3 – Punk Pt. I – Protopunk

Woody Guthrie - This Machine Kills Fascists

You have to go out there and do it for yourself, because no one’s going to give it to you. –Joe Strummer To whom it may concern, Hello. During the closing moments of last week’s Beard show on Elvis Presley, it may have sounded as if I were endorsing the lifestyle choices of certain pop […]

Vagabond Rapper Malkovich Finds A Home With 1Bag

Malkovichmusic

Iranian/British-blooded, Italian-born, and raised across the Middle East and Europe before moving to Los Angeles, homeless traveling rapper Malkovich presents Pre-Boarding, his new mixtape mixed by DJ Spinna. On Pre-Boarding, Malkovich raps over African, Caribbean, Brazilian, Indian and Cape Verdean world music classics from Alice Coltrane, Shaan, Serge Gainsbourg, Rob, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Contonou Dahomey, […]

The Beard – EP 2 – Elvis

Elvis Presley Legacy Edition

Episode 2 of The Beard focuses on the first idol, Elvis Aaron Presley. It is hard to get a sense of just how popular he was. But for what? For being a rebel for the youth of the fifties while still possessing the polite, genteel posturing of a southern youth. Infamous for his hip shake, […]