philmaye has written 23 posts for Bearded Gentlemen Music

16 Questions with Palms’ Aaron Harris

The dissolution of Isis back in 2010 was heartbreaking to any fan of underground metal. Isis was an essential band in every sense of the word, helping pioneer and popularize the post-metal scene. The band’s last album, Wavering Radiant in 2009, hinted at a possible direction for the band that only added to the sting … Continue reading

Record Review: Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

2007 was an entirely different era of my life, as I’m sure, unless you’re very old and boring, is the case for you as well. I was still in high school, revving up the absurd blur that would become the next two years of my life. When Era Vulgaris came out, I ate it up … Continue reading

Interview: Phil Cope of Kylesa

Like fellow Georgians Mastodon and Baroness, Kylesa have been pushing the boundaries of heavy music into weird and fascinating places for over a decade now. Each album has seen them embrace more and more otherworldly textures and their latest, Ultraviolet (out May 28th), seeks to be their trippiest yet, with songs that pummel the psyche … Continue reading

Record Review: Deerhunter – Monomania

The last song on Monomania, “Punk (La Vie Anterieure)”, details the restless identity of frontman and idiot savant of Deerhunter, Bradford Cox. His decision to rest with ‘punk’ amongst all of his quandaries for the title of this track is very suiting, considering Cox’s aversion to be as punk as he can possibly perceive himself … Continue reading

Record Review: The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

I was pretty confused when I originally heard that the Haxan Cloak had signed to Tri Angle Records last year. Like yeah, it was totally rad, but it just didn’t really make sense to me. Although both admittedly known for their dark approach to music, the textural experiments of the Haxan Cloak’s debut LP had … Continue reading

Record Review: The Men – New Moon

I highly doubt anyone is still tossing around the ridiculous notion that ‘Rock Is Dead’ anymore these days, but if anyone still is, they clearly haven’t heard of the Men. One quick look at what the Men have accomplished in the past 4 years ought to shut those idiots up for good. Annually since 2010, the … Continue reading

Interview: Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die

Over the past 15 years, Every Time I Die have cemented their place as one of the greatest metalcore bands on the planet with consistently bar-raising albums and a relentless touring schedule that just won’t quit. This has allowed them and their sound to remain vital while most of their peers have fallen victim to irrelevancy. Last … Continue reading

12 Questions with Greys

Greys is a relatively new band, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the considerate amount of awesome shit they’ve already done. Drift is the band’s third EP of the band’s 3 year existence and it comes in the wake of a series of considerable tours over North America that the band was on in 2012. … Continue reading

15 Questions with Cemeteries

In Fall of 2012 I stumbled across the low-key gem that is Cemeteries’ debut album, The Wilderness. I was entranced enough by the record to give it the highly coveted position of #40 in my Top 50 Albums of 2012 list (which you can find here, by the way). When I contacted Cemeteries mastermind Kyle Reigle about … Continue reading

Record Review: Tomahawk – Oddfellows

Balls. Brains. Guts. I’ve had an interesting relationship with rock music for the better part of my life. It’s the genre I feel the strongest about, whether that particular emotion be positive or negative. It’s a style of music defined by it’s limitations (vocals, guitars, drums, MAYBE keys and that’s pretty much it) yet there … Continue reading


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