This Was Supposed To Be Fun drops on all streaming and digital services on March 29, 2019. Physical versions of the album (Colored Vinyl LP, CD, Cassette) can be pre-ordered now at www.strangefamousrecords.com/news/twstbf/
EBM are on the road throughout 2019, starting in the US in April on the "Come To The Sand Dunes" TOUR: fanlink.to/EBMTour2019
This Was Supposed to Be Fun, the debut LP (and second ofﬁcial offering) from EPIC BEARD MEN, is an indie-rap tour de force by two of the underground's ﬁnest; SAGE FRANCIS and B. DOLAN. This album knocks. It parties with disreputable outlaws in truck stops. It blends the classic sounds of breakbeats and timeless drum machines with soul grooves and sub bass. Guitars, violins, and a goddamn brass band have sat in before the party's over. On the vocal side of things, more than a few lyrical heavyweights drop in to take their turn on the mics.
“Hedges”, the first single, is a haunting character study in suburban alienation and the collapse of the psychic bonds that used to constitute the great American neighborhood. Sage and B take turns spitting the chorus, like they’re shouting across empty, manicured lawns.
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.
from This Was Supposed To Be Fun
released March 29, 2019
Beat by Sage Francis, B. Dolan, DS3K
Chorus synths by Adam Schneider
Additional live instrumentation by Jim Diotte
Additional production tracked by DS3K at The Chamber