Hip-hop veteran Sage Francis teamed up with B. Dolan to form the duo known as Epic Beard Men with “Hedges” as their first single as a duo. The track immediately gives off a dark cinematic vibe that feels like something out of a movie as the duo proceed to spin a story about a shadowy character that lives next door. The descriptive lyrics and somewhat playful demeanor of both acts add a weird urgency to the track and keeps the listener glued from start to finish. Sage and B take turns spitting the chorus like they’re shouting across empty, manicured lawns.
“Hedges” is from the duo’s debut full-length project titled ‘This Was Supposed to Be Fun‘
Epic Beard Men rap and produce like keepers of the flame. They’ve clearly spent a few thousand hours excavating the crates during the creation of the album, fusing the treasures they’ve unearthed into the kind of dense hip-hop SONGS you haven’t heard much of since the sample-happy days of De La. TWSTBF is filled with sharp, satirical, bombastic edutainment, writ large in neon bubble letters for all the world to fuck off to. This Was Supposed to Be Fun plays like a dark Buddy Comedy gone spectacularly sideways: the mighty Epic Beard Men are back in the barber chair, fuckin’ up your market share. You can’t tell them shit. The chill is gone. The chill was never here.
Physical versions of the album (Colored Vinyl LP, CD, Cassette) can be preordered now at www.StrangeFamous.com, and will be available in stores everywhere on May 17, 2019.
The duo is touring throughout 2019, starting in the US in April on the Come To The Sand Dunes Tour.
Tour dates are below. Buy tickets here.
4/4 Boston – Sonia
4/5 NYC – Mercury Lounge
4/6 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
4/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
4/9 Evansville, IN – Lamasco Bar
4/10 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
4/11 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
4/12 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
4/13 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
4/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
4/17 Bozeman, MT – The Zebra
4/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin
4/19 Seattle, WA – Barboza
4/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
4/22 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
4/23 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
4/24 Los Angeles, LA – Catch One (Noise Room)
4/25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
4/26 Las Vegas, NV – Ninja Karaoke
4/27 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
4/28 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
4/30 Denver, CO – Cervantes Otherside
5/1 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
5/3 Shawnee, KS – Roxy Bar
5/4 St Louis, MO – Firebird
5/6 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
5/7 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
5/8 Cleveland – Beachland Tavern
5/10 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
5/26 Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Soundset