Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio has a very respectable beard. He also has a solo album that he is releasing under the name Rain Machine. The self titled album will be released 9/22 on Anti-.
Here is the description of the album from the record label:
"Rain Machine features ten unflinchingly original and emotional songs mixing elements of modern jazz, blue-grass and blistering guitar driven rock into a refreshing new sound. As singer and guitarist for celebrated band TV on the Radio, Malone proved himself both a captivating and delightfully unpredictable musical force. On Rain Machine, he shows himself a singer and a lyricist of startling talents. Malone recently described Rain Machine as “a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined - some rhythm some rhyme.” In most instances such a statement could be dismissed as nothing more than playful hyperbole. This is not one of those times. Rain Machine is the sound of an extraordinary artist emerging into his own."You can listen to the first mp3 off of the new album, "Give Blood", down below.
Rain Machine - "Give Blood"