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Overview

Four Day Beard’s music is a brooding contemplation of feelings of alienation, heartbreak and dreams of escaping the problems of everyday life. All of this emotion and self-discovery is delivered through dynamic layers of Americana, Blues and Experimental elements resulting in artfully textured headphone friendly soundscapes.

“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 Times San Luis Obispo

“The vocals were exceptional. It reminded me of Wolf Parade…
Inventive instrumentation and catchy melodies…
Has tings of a band like Broken Social Scene”
– Matt Jensen / Divide and Conquer Music

“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.

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

Biography

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 current 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.

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

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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 released earlier this year, 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

… great lyrics, inventive instrumentation and catchy melodies.
No More Division

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