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Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015

Stereogum's Best New Bands list is back! After taking off last year, today we return with a rundown of the artists that have spent the…
Stereogum | October 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

More Long Beard stories

Long Beard – “Getting By” Video

In a few weeks, New Jersey's Leslie Bear is releasing her sophomore album as Long Beard, Means To Me, the follow-up to 2015's Sleepwalker. We've…
James Rettig | August 20, 2019 - 10:15 am


Long Beard – “Means To Me”

Long Beard's wonderful debut, Sleepwalker, was an album for late-night wanderings, surrounded by the drone of bugs and the vastness of your own mind. It…
James Rettig | July 30, 2019 - 10:13 am

Long Beard – “Sweetheart”

In 2015, New Jersey singer-songwriter Leslie Bear released a hazy and gorgeous full-length debut called Sleepwalker under her moniker Long Beard. After a few years…
Connor Duffey | July 1, 2019 - 3:12 pm

Stream GRLMIC VOL1 Benefit Covers Comp Feat. Snail Mail, Lisa Prank, T-Rextasy, & More

Just yesterday, we premiered Sad13's cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late," which appears on a new compilation called GRLMIC VOL1 whose proceeds will go…
James Rettig | April 21, 2017 - 11:17 am

Long Beard – “Turkeys” Video

Long Beard's Sleepwalker is a subtly devastating debut because it's not easily classified as "sad music." Leslie Bear's voice is certifiably breathy, weaving itself in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 11, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Stream Long Beard Sleepwalker

We don't get albums like the debut from Long Beard often, and when we do, we almost never realize what we have until it's too…
Caitlin White | October 16, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Long Beard – “Turkeys” (Stereogum Premiere)

Leslie Bear makes lush, delicate folk-rock under the moniker Long Beard, which might be a masculine construction but makes sense in relation to the texture…
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Long Beard – “Dream”

All of the tracks we've heard so far from Long Beard's upcoming debut have felt like dreams, which makes sense because the name of the…
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Long Beard – “Hates The Party”

Leslie Bear's moniker "Long Beard" suggests one of two things to someone who is unfamiliar with her music: It's a winking re-working of her initials,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 8, 2015 - 10:15 am

Long Beard – “Porch”

Long Beard is Leslie Bear, a singer-songwriter from New Brunswick, New Jersey who doesn't even have any sort of beard. She's been posting music on…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 11:53 am