Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stream: Fistful of Beard - Until We Know Better

Huntsville, Alabama’s three piece Fistful of Beard announced on Monday the release of their NEW Album 'Until We Know Better' will be out Oct. 5th recorded with Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit. I first came across these guys at Couch by Couchwest 2011, I thought there was a video around but I can't find it. After a band member shuffle right after their first EP the members are Matt Spencer - Guitar/Vox Joey Hardy -Drums David Flowers-Bass/Vox and it seems they are firing on all three cylinders

Bare bones alt-country punk rock? Yeah that fits.  Dirty geetars, bigfoot drum beats, anthemic rhythms and vocals with attitude. There is no pretense with these guys, they wear their hearts on their sleeves and pour their souls into the music, maybe not because they want to, but they have too?
It seems cathartic for them and in turn for us who listen also.
The album kicks off with the danceable rocker 'Bedroom Dance', two other stand-outs are the haunting heartfelt ballad 'Leavin' and 'White Bluff' with it's poignant storytelling. The Punkish Cowboyesque 'In The Casket' captures the guy's at their loosest jammyist best.
Lyrically all nine songs recount the tribulations of life's experiences and how they were dealt with from what was known and what was not yet learned, the type of stuff that is familiar to us all. After listening one feels vested in the story's and members of the band, to convey feelings like that is an accomplishment in it's self.  An excellent album guys.
Shit fucks up and you have to deal with it. We write songs that we have lived. I know it's a cliche, but we are a "three chords and the truth" band. We write about what we know and have experienced. - David Flowers
Available for purchase tonight Oct. 4th at midnight on Bandcamp

Bedroom Dance
White Bluff
In The Casket
Daddy's Breath
Here For Awhile
5th Ave
The Rain

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