SAGE FRANCIS + B. DOLAN = EPIC BEARD MEN
After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs SAGE FRANCIS and B. DOLAN have finally caved to fan pressure and knotted their facial hair and mic cords together. The result is the EPIC BEARD MEN. The two indie-rap stalwarts have embraced this goddamn absurd name as a reminder to themselves that, while they may tackle a lot of difficult subject matter in their solo work, and the world may be on a runaway course to hell, their group’s Epic mission remains: “This is supposed to be fun, for fuck’s sake.”STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS released the duo’s “WAR ON CHRISTMAS” single for free last December as a teaser of what the team has in store for the new year, and made it crystal clear that these two are not just here to discuss personal grooming. The stockpile of songs they’ve been meticulously obsessing over for last 2+ years feature Francis and Dolan tackling a vast array of concepts and trading off some of the most sardonic, punchy, and fun lyrics you’re likely to hear in 2018. The “SEASON 1” EP contains 8 songs (and 4 previously released bonus joints) and was released in digital and physical form on March 2nd along with a playable video game! SEASON 1′s musical episodes are stacked with dusty breaks and absurdist lyricism, infectious grooves, crushing production from the likes of ALIAS, REANIMATOR, and CECIL OTTER, and the effortless rapport of two of indie rap’s best passing the baton with the only other emcee capable of running this rap race at such a breakneck pace. EBM’s full-length debut album is slated to drop in October. In the interim, fans can expect videos, remixes, social media meltdowns, and lots…’o…touring.