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the dandybeards

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The best kept secret in music


"the Dandybeards @ Pop Montreal"

"J’y suis allée parce qu’on les comparait à Neutral Milk Hotel, et je n’ai pas été déçue. La voix du chanteur rappelle effectivement celle de Jeff Mangum, avec un accent bien country à la Hank William. Des arrangements simples mais accrocheurs, avec pour seuls instruments, une guitare un clavier et quelques coups de tambourine. The DandyBeards nous transporte dans un univers de fantômes et de bière, avec une texture folk-ludique, où le clavier aurait avantage à s’imposer pour ajouter encore plus de saveur."

Rough Translation: “I went there because one compared them with Neutral Milk Hotel, and I was not disappointed. The voice of the singer points out indeed that of Jeff Mangum, with an accent well country in Hank Williams. Simple arrangements with hooks, with for only instruments, a guitar a keyboard and some blows of tambourine. The Dandybeards transports us into a universe of phantoms and beer, with a folk-y texture, where the keyboard would have advantage to be essential to add even more savor.”
(Thank you, Google translator!)
- Chloé Baulé-Poitras


the dandybeards meet ghost bear (Agriculture Records-2006)

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Mimi and I share a love of 1960s pop & girl groups, sappy 1970s acoustic singer/songwriters, 1980s synthy new-wave and early 90s low-fi indie rock, so when we moved in together we decided that we should form a band, called the dandybeards, that would bring together our favorite elements from all of these styles. The idea sat there, like many ideas, not doing much of anything until our roommate, Cincinnati artist Kari Rosenberg, was killed in a car accident a year ago. We decided that we wanted to do something to preserve Kari's memory, so we got the dandybeards up and running, contacted all of our artist & musician friends and staged a benefit concert/art show that raised $18,000 to start a scholarship in Kari's name. After that, we just felt like the dandybeards should carry on, so we signed with (Dayton indie label) Agriculture Records and set to making a record. That record is "the dandybeards meet ghost bear." It is nearly finished and will be released in July 2006, and it is everything that we (the dandybeards) have to say about our fallen friend, the ghost bear.