Saint-Jack, Graduation & Birmingham

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Saint-Jack lance “Birmingham”
… la bande sonore du jour national du lendemain de veille, disponible le 5 novembre pendant les Aft’heures de la Francofête en Acadie

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Saint-Jack aime écouter Avec pas d’casque entre deux disques de The Clash, et lire les paroles de Philippe B et des Replacements. Il fait de la chanson francophone, inspirée de son passé au sein de groupes punk rock, de son vécu dans les régions urbaines anglo-saxonnes des maritimes et comme Jack Kerouac, de son éternelle quête afin de trouver sa place sur un continent anglophone, dans le contexte de chansons mélancoliques.

Saint-Jack, c’est la bande sonore du jour national du lendemain de veille.

Saint-Jack est mené par JE Sheehy, finaliste aux concours de la chanson de la Nouvelle-Écosse (2004) et Caraquet (2005), et vétéran de la scène indépendante du Nouveau-Brunswick où il a fait sa marque en tant que leader de groupes punk et multi-instrumentiste doué.

Son premier EP, Birmingham, résume l’année qu’il a passé aux études supérieures, entre Fredericton et Halifax. Routier plutôt que casanier, mais douillet plutôt que vagabond, Saint-Jack a parfois le coeur brisé, souvent le pied à terre éphémère et toujours peur d’arriver au point B.

Le premier extrait, Graduation sert de condensé à douze mois entre les bancs d’écoles, les bras d’inconnues et le point culminant, assister à un concert de Shotgun Jimmie plutôt que de se déplacer pour la coalition des grades.

Enregistré à Fredericton au Nouveau-Brunswick par Dylan Ward (David in the Dark, Beard Springsteen), Birmingham sera disponible dès le 5 novembre via Bored Coast Records.

Spectacles de lancement:
5 novembre: Plan B (Moncton – *Aft’heures de la FrancoFête en Acadie 2016)
11 novembre: Bistro Coeur D’artishow (Petit-Rocher)

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Saint-Jack launches “Birmingham”
… soundtrack to the national hangover day, available on November 5 during the Aft’heures of the Francofête en Acadie in Moncton

Saint-Jack likes listening to The Clash and Avec pas d’casque, The Replacements and Philippe B. He writes French songs, taking cues from his past life as a punk rock musician, his stay in the Maritimes’ English cities, and like Jack Kerouac, of his eternal quest to find his place on this English continent, throughout a series of sappy French songs. Saint-Jack is the soundtrack to the national hangover day.

Saint-Jack is fronted by JE Sheehy, participant in songwriting contests of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and member of several bands (The Trick, Beard Springsteen, and a bunch of other acts – you know the drill!) in New Brunswick’s independent music scene.

Saint-Jack’s debut EP, Birmingham, sums up the year he spent in grad school, between Fredericton and Halifax. Saint-Jack prefers being on the road to staying home, but he’s like a cozy version of The Littlest Hobo, for whom the world is one big pied-à-terre, with a constant fear of reaching his destination.

Graduation, the first single, tells the story of twelve months spent sitting behind a school desk, hanging out in strangers’ arms and as a climax, skipping the graduation ceremony to go to a Shotgun Jimmie concert.

Recorded in Fredericton, New Brunswick, by Dylan Ward (David in the Dark, Beard Springsteen), Birmingham will be available on October 28, through Bored Coast Records.

Release shows:

November 5: Plan B (Moncton – *Aft’heures de la FrancoFête en Acadie 2016)

November 11: Bistro Coeur D’artishow (Petit-Rocher)

Bored Coast Records & family sampler

Festival (506) starts today and for the occasion, we’ve put together a sampler of bands who either;

-Are part of the Bored Coast Records roster;
-Have played with BCR bands;
-Are friends of ours;
-Have saved our butts before!

We’ll be distributing a limited edition postcard throughout the weekend with a link to the listen to the sampler! Can’t make it to the ‘Chi? Stream the whole thing here!

Beard Springsteen nominated at this year’s MNB Awards

Congratulations to Beard Springsteen for their nomination in the “loud artist of the year” category at this year’s MNB Awards. The winner will be announced at the MNB Awards gala on October 13th, 2016.

Find out more here.

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PS: By getting nominated for an award, Beard Springsteen is automatically listed for a fan choice award as well as the “member’s choice award”, with all the other nominees. As a record label, we’ve made a conscious decision to avoid repeating specific posts on our website and social media pages to remind people to get out and vote for awards and contests, but if you ever feel incline to do so, you can vote for Beard Springsteen here.

Beard Springsteen opens for B.A. Johnston and Outtacontroller, September 30, 2016 at The Capital

A little less than six months after their last Fredericton show, downer-punk two-piece Beard Springsteen plays their hometown at The Capital Complex, on September 30th, supporting Halifax pop punk genuises Outtacontroller and Hamilton’s CD Walkman troubadour B.A. Johnston.

Since their last full band appearance in Fredericton, in April, Beard Springsteen played New Brunswick relentlessly, including festival slots at Sappyfest and No Funswick.

The band also released a new EP, Some Kind of Lobster, which received praise from media in Canada, United States and France.

-“La claque de l’été !” – À découvrir absolument
-“… punk bien crasseux, mais qui compte sur des mélodies efficaces…” – Le Canal Auditif
-“short and fun piece of music.” – Patrick’s Music Blog

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601048683529266/

“Some Kind of Lobster” now available

Beard Springsteen’s new album (and our second release!) is now available! Here’s how to get yourself a copy and help us keep that shirt on our back.

-Digital + CD, on Beard Springsteen’s Bandcamp page. We ship worldwide!

-At Beard Springsteen’s next two shows: August 18: Spin It, with Cellarghost, Right Shitty and Balaclava (Moncton) and September 30: The Capital Complex, with BA Johnston and Outtacontroller (Fredericton)

-In Fredericton, at Backstreet Records and Second Spin, and in Moncton at Spin-It.

-In person. Just drop us a line and we’ll hook you up!

You can also stream and buy the EP on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and most of the other streaming services and digital music stores.

BCR001: the cassette reissue of Beard Springsteen’s Downer Punks of Fredericton demo is also available on Bandcamp, at the band’s next two shows, at Backstreet Records and Second Spin in Fredericton, and of course, in person.

Buy music. Champion a band. Eat pizza.

Beard Springsteen releases “Some Kind of Lobster”

… the band’s new album, a crash course in the the art of self-acceptance for fuck-ups, available on August 19th

PRE-ORDER HERE


Some Kind of Lobster by Fredericton downer-punk two-piece Beard Springsteen teaches the art of self-acceptance for fuck-ups, delivering these important life-lessons in the form of four noisy-yet-melodic anthems.

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Initially a solo outlet for frontman and erstwhile Halifax grad student JE Sheehy(The Trick, Off Season), Beard Springsteen has now enlisted Josh Steeves(Brookside Mall, The Damnsels, The Kamalas). In a mere two hours in January 2016, the band recorded Downer Punks of Fredericton, their debut release as a two-piece, live off-the-floor.

Ever since, they’ve relentlessly toured pubs, bowling alleys, thrift stores, basements, festivals, and houses across New Brunswick, including the latest edition of Sappyfest in Sackville as well as opening slots for CanCon darlings KJ Jansen of Chixxdiggit fame, Needles//Pins, TV Freaks and Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire.

On Some Kind of Lobster, the jam Slippery Sidewalks deals with the scariness of a hostile outside world for which anxiety, in ATMBNB, is the only coping mechanism. He Said, She Said challenges the inner dialogues of an introverted mind, and the first single; Bored at the ECMAs has nothing to do with the Canadian East Coast music festival, but rather the realization that history simply failed to deliver the promises of LCD Soundsystem’s All My Friends.

Recorded by Dylan Ward (David in the Dark), Some Kind of Lobster represents a departure from Beard Springsteen’s established, noise punk sound, showcasing melodies before urgency. After all, melancholy isn’t an obstacle to hooks; Some Kind of Lobster takes cues from The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Solids and Dog Day. The band transcends its influences, injecting the amalgam of sounds with insouciant attitude.

Welcome onboard, Young Satan in Love

We’re very excited to announce that we will be working with Fredericton indie rock opera masterminds Young Satan in Love to release the first season of their brilliant radio drama/rock’n’roll epic  Escape to Earth on cassette this summer. Familiarize yourself with the band by checking out the five episodes on Bandcamp.