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Overview

Four Day Beard’s music is brooding and dynamic indie rock with americana, post-punk, shoegaze and experimental elements.

“The album’s unusual instrumentation, forlorn lyrics, and striking but unobtrusive melodies are immediately attractive—which is sort of amazing for a band clearly operating well outside the mainstream.” – The New Times

“Feels like I Might Disintegrate”, from Four Day Beard’s debut self titled album won second place in the “open” category in the 2016 New Times Music Awards.

Feels like I Might Disintegrate, revolves around warm organ, percussion, guitar and bass. It’s another exceptional song all around. Take a dash of Sparklehorse and The Flaming Lips and you might get an idea of what this song sounds like. ” – Matt Jensen / Divide and Conquer Music

Four Day Beard has also been featured in ads for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, independent music podcasts, streaming online radio stations as well as traditional college and independent FM stations across the country.

Four Day Beard’s self titled album is available on iTunes and all streaming services like SpotifyApple MusicTidalAmazonGoogle Play, etc.

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In Your Ears Rings the Bells of 1000 Carousels – 2017

Awards & Recognitions

2016 NEW TIMES MUSIC AWARD
“Feels Like I Might Disintegrate”, the second track from Four Day Beard’s debut self titled album, earned second place in The 2016, 6th Annual New Times Music Awards “Open” Category.  The New Times Music Awards, based in San Luis Obispo, CA, is the premier music award in California’s central coast.

Press & Reviews

“ The album’s unusual instrumentation, forlorn lyrics, and striking but unobtrusive melodies are immediately attractive—which is sort of amazing for a band clearly operating well outside the mainstream.” and  “Very interesting sounds indeed.” –  The New Time’s SLO

“Sounds like Beck… like something off Odelay,” and  “I fucking love that about it” – Is This Thing On? Independent Music Podcast

Feels like I Might Disintegrate, revolves around warm organ, percussion, guitar and bass. It’s another exceptional song all around. Take a dash of Sparklehorse and The Flaming Lips and you might get an idea of what this song sounds like. ” – Matt Jensen / Divide and Conquer Music

History

Joe Schwab started recording and producing music as Four Day Beard in 2011. Four Day Beard began as an outlet for thoughts and feelings during a particularly difficult time of isolation, alienation and maybe a bit of culture shock after relocating from Southern California to a small rural town in the Southern Midwest.

Schwab wrote and recorded Four Day Beard’s debut eponymous album in a modest spare-bedroom studio while living in Murphysboro, Illinois; Knoxville, TN and San Luis Obispo, CA. Remotely collaborating with a few friends, the songs emerged with melancholy experimental aesthetics and  accessible Rock and Americana elements.

Four Day Beard’s new lineup includes Robert Powers (The Treeweasels) on bass and Jake Duarte (The Small Kicks / Mother F Bombs) on drums, Four Day Beard is currently working on new songs for an upcoming album to be released in 2019.

Past Live Performances

6/20/19A Satellite of Love – San Luis Obispo, CA
6/08/19Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars – Paso Robles, CA
5/24/19The Garage – Ventura, CA
5/23/19The Siren – Morro Bay, CA
3/15/19Bristol Cider House – Atascadero, CA
3/02/19Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars – Paso Robles, CA
11/11/17Frog & Peach Pub – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/09/17Tent City Beer Company – Atascadero, CA
10/01/16Barrelhouse Brewing Co. – Paso Robles, CA
9/29/16The Frog and Peach – San Luis Obispo, CA
9/24/16Tent City Brewing Company – Atascadero, CA
9/09/16SLO Donut Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
7/30/16Sweet Springs Saloon – Los Osos, CA
7/22/16Tent City Beer Company – Atascadero, CA
6/17/16 – Camozzi’s Saloon (closed) – Atascadero, CA
5/21/16 – Live In-Store at Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA