After years of collaborating and touring the world, Sage Francis and B. Dolan (together as the Epic Beard Men) are finally ready to release their official debut album.
Pre-heating the oven with their Season 1 EP last year, the Rhode Island duo are taking it up a notch with This Was Supposed to Be Fun; their first full-length project that’s filled with sharp, satirical, bombastic edutainment, written large in neon bubble letters for all the world to f*ck off to.
Impacting on March 29th, Sage and Dolan kick off the campaign with the project’s lead single, “Hedges.”
“I started writing this as a solo song, wanting to personalize the threat of abstract ideas like the loss of privacy and the increasingly manic, isolationist quest for safety,” B. Dolan says. “I hit a wall. Then Sage Francis peeked over that wall and wrote his neighborly reply.”
Accurately described as a “haunting character study in community alienation and the collapse of the psychic bonds that used to constitute ‘the great American neighborhood’,” the song can be experienced below.
- “Hours & Minutes”
- “Sand Dunes”
- “Pistol Dave” f. Slug (of Atmosphere) & Blue Raspberry
- “Circle the Wagons”
- “Shin Splints”
- “You Can’t Tell Me Shit”
- “Take A Break” f. Vockah Redu
- “The Chill is Gone”
- “Man Overboard”
- “Crumbs in Every Bag” f. Eligh
- “Foresight” f. Yugen Blakrok
Releasing in digital, colored vinyl, CD and cassette versions, pre-orders are available now via SFR.