released 26 June 2012
NEW BEARD CITY
produced & engineered by Andrew Dunn
co-produced by Ben Wigler & Gustav Ejstes
cello orchestration by Eric Stephenson
mixing and additional overdubs by Gustav Ejstes at Fashion Police Studios, Stockholm
mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Manhattan
additional recording by James Schoen at JBS Studios
and by Julian Dreyer & Jon Ashley at Echo Mountain Recording
creative direction by Ben Wigler & Yazan
art design by Dima Drjuchin
art coordinated by Dima Drjuchin and Caroline Creaghead
all illustrations and branding by Dima Drjuchin
original New Beard City oil paintings by Ben Grasso
NEW BEARD is
Yazan (guitars), Tony Waldman (drums, vocals), TubaJoe Exley (acoustic and electric tuba), Ben Wigler (lead vocals, guitar, vibraphone)
The NEW BEARD CITY PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is
Andrew Dunn (conductor, trombone, trumpet, synthesizer, guitar, piano, vocals, band name)
Eric Stephenson (cello) Matthias Kunzli (world percussion) Barry Seroff (flute, shakuhachi)
Stefan Zeniuk (reeds) Masayo Ishigure (koto) Emily Fox (violin)
Dima Drjuchin (piccolo bass) Nick Campbell (textures), James DeDakis (drum loops)
and Aerial East (lead vocal in duet with Yazan on The Silver)
Management by Caroline Creaghead @ Creaghead & Company
Publicity by Sheila Kenny @ Right On! PR
From the bottom of our bearded hearts, we'd like to thank:
Bridget Foley, Mugsy the Cat, the Wigler, Dunn, Waldman, Exley/Ewald, and Fahmawi families
Our brother bands Corrupt Autopilot, Edensong, Gato Loco, Wigmaker's Son, and sister band Arizona
Greg Barris, Christine Sullivan, Nik Drjuchin, Jeanette Converse, Joel Barhamand and Ashley Macknica
Steve Milton and Lavalier, Jordan Downs, Nick Fiore @ the Tiger Lounge, Heidi @ Midway
Susan Coyne, Phoebe Atkinson, and the amazing little Japanese kids who sing on Lord of Japan
Maria Christina Eisen for proving that one does not need a real beard to rock out in this band - Keeeps!
Joel Morowitz for his unending support & patience and John Agnello for production tips
The amazing Jenny Palen for bringing "Given" to the world and for letting Gustav go nuts with us while expecting a child!
Steve, Jessica, Julien, Jon, Courtney, Krum, Mrum, and everyone else from Asheville
Alex Hornbake, Alex Maiolo, Alex Gaylon, Alix BB Campbell, Angelica Silva, Molly Quammen, Marie Beneat
the inimitable brothers Morris and Dead Confederate, Team Clermont, Hank Sullivant, Will Manning
Adam & Naomi Teeter, Brooks Robinson, Wendy Kidd, Dmitry 'Faceheads' Kopytyn, Michael Rasulo
Martin Celis, Eli Batalion, Myrsini Stephanides, Celine Little, MC Paul Barman, Ballzack, Black Taxi,
Vending Machine, Big Ass Truck, Brad "the Goose" Steuremagel, Reggie Watts, Alexandre Tannous
Kelvin Daly, The Deli Magazine, Alan Gordon, Danny Kadar, Sharissa & Nicky from FT, and Dennis Stauffer.
Oh. And yeah. YOU, Cyril Besnard. For demanding that New Beard feature a tuba, and not a bass.
Thanks to everyone who did not make it onto the list for this first printing. We're sending
it out at 3PM tomorrow and crossing our fingers.
And finally, we thank the first-time listener, who has no idea who we are, but who we hope
to become best friends with in the future.
NEW BEARD proudly plays
Accord Cases, Miraphone e.G., Laskey Mouthpieces, Deering Banjos, Ruokangas and Myka Guitars,
Goodsell Amplification, Pigtronix Pedals, Hubback, Nolan, and Lauritsen Custom Cymbals,
and Stauffer Percussion.