Along the way, Beard released a solo EP (Gold Corrodes Quicker, 2008) and a solo LP (Flood | Lights, 2011) under his own name. He built both releases from the ground up - handling all performance, engineering, and production work - in a series of humble bedroom studios scattered across Georgia.
As The Wirelight, Beard is presently working on new music in and around his home studio in Atlanta. In a departure from the traditional folk-rooted, spare sound that has driven Beard's previous releases, The Wirelight will prominently incorporate drum loops, synthesizers, and other assorted electronica in service of more fully realized, lush soundscapes.
As a songwriter, Beard has been described as "a bit of a wild card," a characterization that he wholeheartedly embraces and strives to embody daily.