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.


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

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“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


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.


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.

BCR001: Beard Springsteen – Downer Punks of Fredericton (Cassette reissue)

Told you guys we’d release music one day. Here we are: BCR001!

On July 15, 2016, Bored Coast Records‘s first release will be available; a limited edition (40) cassette reissue of Beard Springsteen‘s two-piece demo debut, Downer Punks of Fredericton. The eight song recording was originally released digitally and on CD-R in February 2016.


Pre-order the cassette version of Downer Punks of Fredericton here.

Downer Punks of Fredericton was recorded in two hours in a local arts center in January 2016, by using three microphones. The following week, guitars were overdubbed, songs were mixed and mastered and the demo was ready, less than seven days after the initial session. Since then, the band has played shows in four cities with universities in New Brunswick, including opening slots for Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire and TV Freaks.

The songs of Downer Punks of Fredericton were originally written and recorded by JE (vocals, guitars) while he worked on his masters degree. After moving back to Fredericton, Josh (drums) and him began rehearsing tracks from Beard Springsteen’s solo catalogue. This initial spark of intensity and energy is captured on this lo-fi recording.

“who can resist a couple of guys who call themselves the downer punks of Fredericton?”Ride The Tempo
“By some stroke of luck or genius, this bastion of misery won’t leave you down in the dumps.”Broken Pencil Magazine
“an impressive addition to the band’s fast-growing body of work”Grid City Magazine

Beard Springsteen is currently recording a new four-song EP with Dylan Ward (David in the Dark), out in August, on Bored Coast Records. The band then plays Moncton in July, during No Funswick 2.

Off Season previews ‘Ébriété’

Off Season is back after a one-year hiatus with Ébriété, a track from his new album Birmingham, out in October on Bored Coast RecordsHere’s a rough mix of the song to keep you waiting while we work on more Off Season updates to share this summer.