Long Beard’s debut album Sleepwalker will most likely be swept under the rug in the wake of 2015’s numerous big name releases. But it’s an intimate, dreamy record that deserves some shine, anyway. On one of the record’s best tracks, “Turkeys” frontwoman Leslie Bear muses over moments like watching a car you love drive by, or what it feels like to dance slow and silly at home with the only person who you trust enough to do that with. Bear lets her voice go gauzy and light just when the music is fuzziest, and their new video mimics these moments, layering serious shots of the band over ghosts dressed playfully in sheets. Watch the Anthony Palma-directed clip below via Brooklyn Vegan, and listen to this whole album if you’ve been sleeping on it.
Some upcoming tour dates with Bear performing solo and with her band:
11/15 New Paltz, NY @ Bacchus (solo)
12/05 New Brunswick, NY (solo)
12/09 The Special
12/12 Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (full band)
12/13 Washington, DC @ Hole In The Sky (full band)
12/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (solo)
12/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (solo)
Sleepwalker is out now via Team Love Records.