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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.

Discography

Four Day Beard (Self Titled Album) – 2016

Also appears on:

In Your Ears Rings the Bells of 1000 Carousels – 2017

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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, began 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

Sat, MAR 02 – Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars – Paso Robles, CA
Nov 11, 2017 – Frog & Peach Pub – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 09, 2017 – Tent City Beer Company – Atascadero, CA
Oct 01, 2016 – Barrelhouse Brewing Co. – Paso Robles, CA
Sep 29, 2016 – The Frog and Peach – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 24, 2016 – Tent City Brewing Company – Atascadero, CA
Sep 09, 2016 – SLO Donut Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 30, 2016 – Sweet Springs Saloon – Los Osos, CA
Jul 22, 2016 – Tent City Beer Company – Atascadero, CA
Jun 17, 2016 – Camozzi’s Saloon – Atascadero, CA
May 21, 2016 – Live In-Store at Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA