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Bernard Bibliography: (click on each album cover to view tracks and Bernard lyrics)
There are rock shows, and then there are experiences. Bernard is one such band who strive to create enigmatic, environmental soundscapes that wrap the listeners up in a cacoon of stimuli and carry them to another place. By utilizing strings, laptop, and visual accompaniment to the standard rock formula of guitar, drums, vocals, and bass, Bernard seek to make their live show all about the atmosphere of experience. Citing Bjork, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, and Brian Eno as influences, Bernard has been touring the nation consistently since the release of their most recent opus, A View Beyond the Cave.
Once upon a time there was a boy called Jonathan. this boy had ideas, ideas that ran around in his head like sparrows in an autumn cluster of maple trees. but, as any boy or girl that has great ideas knows, one needs help to bring these ideas to life. so the boy called Jonathan searched near and far for other musical people that would help him in bringing his ideas to life. in his perilous travels he thought of a very musical boy named joshua. Jonathan knew him from his childhood. and then Jonathan remembered his friend jared. he remembered the fantastic journeys they had taken together in the past, and decided that jared would be a perfect companion on his new musical endeavour. but the unit was not complete, until Jonathan met another musical boy called ryan. so ended Jonathan's search for the ideal partners in the realiazation for his whimsical ideas, ideas that would hopefully meet people, and touch them, and change their feelings about life and they called it BERNARD. but not long after, joshua was met by a flock of angels and he was swept away by these angels just like enoch was. this did not deter bernard, however, and they played their little songs of life and beauty for anyone who would listen. and they decided this was a very good thing...
BERNARD has played to a variety of audiences while sharing the stage with: the album leaf, aloha, the appleseed cast, brandtson, cool hand luke, denison witmer, discover america, further seems forever, the helio sequence, joan of arc, lovedrug, mewithoutyou, moments in grace, mute math, neva dinova, number one fan, saxon shore, secret machines, travis morrison (of the dismemberment plan), vedera, and the velvet teen among others.