Long Beard is the curious stage name of New Brunswick, New Jersey singer/songwriter (and female) Leslie Bear, who fashions intimate, electric guitar dream pop.
With the aid of a looping pedal, she began performing locally under the moniker in 2009 while attending Rutgers University, eventually self-releasing a subdued homemade EP, Holy Crow, in early 2014. Ghost Graduation, a split EP with New Paltz, New York's Fraternal Twin, followed that summer. Recorded partly in bedrooms and partly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, she brought in Chris Daly to produce and engineer her debut long-player, the hazy, introspective Sleepwalker, released in October 2015 by Team Love Records. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi