There comes a day in every music blogger’s life when a glorious new release forces you to ditch your scheduled post. Today, readers of WildnFree, is that day. The Beards Ten Long Years, One Long Beard has graced us with its bearded presence on YouTube, celebrating The Beards’ triumphant decade of writing songs about beards, singings songs about beards and stroking the beards of adoring fans across the world.
Full of facial hair worship, frequent nakedness and lots of zany madcap shenanigans, Ten Long Years, One Long Beard reaches new limits of music video artistry rarely seen on the Internet. Songwise, Lyric Of The Week goes to this literary beauty mid-track: “And occasionally I suck a guy’s dick for cash, but my beard’s out of sight, and I’m feeling alright tonight”. The Beards’ decade worth of songwriting experience clearly pay off in that fine piece of lyricism. Round of applause Beard Poets, round of applause.
But the good news doesn’t end there. The Beards are releasing a compilation double-album, also titled Ten Long Years, One Long Beard. Surely the album the world has been waiting for, Ten Long Years, One Long Beard includes a greatest hits package of their best beard-related epics, several rare and previously unreleased songs (rumoured to be about beards), as well as a live recording of their Sydney Metro Theatre show back in April 2015. Mark your calenders, this future classic releases on September 4.
I’m calling it early; this album will probably take out the Best Beard Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. I’m happy to stake my reputation on that claim right here, right now.
Now rock out in celebration with Johann Beardraven, Facey McStubblington, Nathaniel Beard and John Beardman Jr below:
The Beards Australian Tour
With very special guest Dallas Frasca
Tickets on sale now via www.thebeards.com.au
October 2– Caloundra Music Festival *
October 3- Brisbane, The Zoo *
October 8 -Melbourne, The Corner Hotel
October 9– Frankston, The Pelly Bar
October 10– Mulgrave, The Village Green
October 15- Adelaide, Jive Bar
October 16– Adelaide, Jive Bar
October 17 -Wallaroo, Coopers Ale House
October 23– Sydney, Bondi Beach Rd Hotel
October 24– Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
October 25– Sydney, Rocks Brewey
*Not including Dallas Frasca