Twenty-five year old Stephen Formel (a.k.a. Jodienda) spent the last two years working as a deck hand on a cargo ship in the Caribbean. In his free time, he surfed, explored the jungle, and recorded a collection of lo-fi acoustic folk songs using a laptop and a microphone. His inspirations include Scott Walker, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen.
Mark Kane of Beard & Bangs and Stephen grew up together in rural Upstate New York, skateboarding and rocking out to the likes of the Dead Milkmen. This collaboration is the first in a musical series for Beard & Bangs, as well as the debut of their record label. This project includes a limited edition 7 inch vinyl pressing of 250 records with cover art by Beard & Bangs and 2 songs from Jodienda’s recordings in the Caribbean, entitled “Romantically Stoned”.
Recommended if you like: The Moldy Peaches and The National.