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they’ve dedicated their whole career to raising beard awareness across the world through the majesty of song.

I’m a bearded man. I’ve always loved beards. Facial hair in general always appealed to me. I love the way I look with a beard. I… I love beards. Australia’s comedy folk/rock group, The Beards love beards so much, they’ve dedicated their whole career to raising beard awareness across the world through the majesty of song. I’m not kidding.

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The Beards released their latest fare in their bearded odyssey, titled simply, The Beard Album.

Not much is known about this group except that the group consisting of Johann Beardraven, John Beardman, Jr, Nathaniel Beard, and Facey McStubblington are on a mission to beard blanket the world with their songs. Today, The Beards released their latest fare in their bearded odyssey, titled simply, The Beard Album. This sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? That’s what I thought too, but since this is the second time I’m listening to this album, I’m here to tell you it’s not. Oh, and you read that right: This is the second time I’m listening to the album. It’s … who am I kidding? This album is pretty fucking good.

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the concept is odd; it is all one big joke. But is it really?

The members that make up The Beards got together back in 2005 to perform a one-off performance, but they got such a positive response, that the band has toured Europe spreading beard love. The Beards might be a comedy rock/folk group, but one listen to this album, and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are all accomplished musicians, and that’s what makes this review so hard to write because I don’t want to love this album. The concept is odd; it is all one big joke. But is it really? With song titles like, “I Like Beards“, “There’s A Bearded Man Inside Me“, “I Have A Beard And It Looks Really Good“, “The Bearded Pledge” and “All The Bearded Ladies“, just to name a few, this band is anything but a joke. Back in 2009 the band was invited to Alaska to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Beard & Moustache Championships. Talk about “making it“.

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… if their music doesn’t make you want to angrily through away your shaving kit, then I don’t know what more I can do for you.

The band incorporates many styles within their music so they’re not easily definable, what with their use of synthesizers, 80’s sounding electric guitars, fucking cowbells. It all seems to fit in with who this band is. If the world was ready to accept kiwi counterparts, The Flight of the Conchords (and I’m sure we all remember how great those guys are), then surely there’s room enough in your hearts for The Beards. Just give them one listen, and if their music doesn’t make you want to angrily through away your shaving kit, then I don’t know what more I can do for you. The Beards are it, my friends.

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Want more from The Beards? You can check out their website filled with beard-y goodness right here! Now what are you waiting for? Men! Women! Children! Get your Beard on!!

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