Neckbeard USA – Psychedelic Alt-Country

by Woody on October 13, 2007


I was tipped off about Neckbeard USA, formerly Neckbeard Telecaster, by fellow music enthusiast Doctor A. of Rotoworld. He had also clued me in about Dirty on Purpose back in March which subsequently lead to DOP in my steady rotation.

Neckbeard is a collaboration of musicians in Brooklyn with some members of Dirty On Purpose, The Shorebirds and others. You’ll find sparse info on the web about them, but there is a killer version of Leonard Cohen’s “Sundown” on their myspace page. I also tracked a practice session and a cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Me and My Arrow” during a live performance on YouTube. Neckbeard’s psychadelic alt-country sound is definitely an interesting listen.

I actually talked to Joe from Dirty on Purpose and asked if it was a side-project or collaboration. Basically, its a something to do when they’re all in town together. Unfortunately it doesn’t sound like it will be pursued much more than that, which is a shame. But if you are in NYC and see Neckbeard playing, I would say its definitely worth your time.

Neckbeard USA – Sweet Salvation

Neckbeard USA – The Swinger

Neckbeard USA – There’s a Woman

Neckbeard USA – “Me and My Arrow” Live Performance

Neckbeard USA – Band Practice


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oz October 13, 2007 at 6:09 pm

I’m lovin’ sweet salvation with the crazy guitar lick.

dick October 14, 2007 at 6:08 am

They sound great. Sundown is a Gordon Lightfoot song, but I would like to hear them cover a Cohen song.

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