Ben Wigler has been all over the indie rock landscape; an alum of the band Arizona, he’s also performed backing vocals for Dead Confederate, Samantha Crane and the Indigo Girls. With his new outfit, New Beard, he crafts deluxe, swirling indie odes that mine Beatles-y textures, songs dense with instrumentation and unconventional percussion. Dungen’s Gustav Ejstes produced “Given” as well New Beard’s forthcoming debut LP; he also provides backup vocals. Dive into the video for “Given” and grab an MP3 of the track after the jump.
The Moment Of Peace EP is out now and available through the band’s website. The band plays in NYC 12/2 at Pianos, and 12/18 at Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery for the Moment Of Peace EP release show.