“While you may have heard some buzz around the melodic, cello-infused sounds created by Brooklyn-based chamber-pop trio Pearl and the Beard, for members Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Lloyd-Styles, 2015 is the year of Beast. Their forthcoming album will be what will takes your current knowledge of the trio and transforms it into a full-blown obsession with their eclectic blend of indie sounds. Much like the dynamic, flirtatious interplay between Pearl and the Beard’s various instruments and three unique vocal styles (yes, all three members sing, too), Pearl and the Beard’s songs each evoke an intense stirring over your eardrums that will make you feel alive.
Inspired by a range of music like Bon Iver, Radiohead, Kimbra, Neko Case, and 1980s pop music, you can expect to hear this amalgamation of all three distinctive tastes filtered through each member of Pearl and the Beard on Beast. It’s this combination that creates the intricately riveting makeup of a record that will completely ignite your soul—especially if you watch it all come together live. Whether through headphones or straight from the stage to your eardrums, Pearl and the Beard are not just another indie band—instead, the intense magic built by these three musicians will leave you feeling like you’ve just been awakened by an orchestra of 100.” – official bio
1. Again Animal
2. Take Me Over
New York City, New York
Emily Hope Price – Cello, Keys, and Vocals
Jocelyn Mackenzie – Percussion, and Vocals
Jeremy Styles – Acoustic Guitar, and Vocals
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Four our friends who live in countries where YouTube is blocked, watch the session on Vimeo.