Friday, July 23, 2010
The Bees - New Album, MP3
Before there were three
After several years on the extreme down low, The Bees (aka A Band of Bees) have issued their first bit of new material since a limited edition single in 2008. "Silver Line" has been made available as a free download and arrives on the heels of some new activity by the band. A new and revamped website, a Glastonbury appearance, a new label (Fiction), and their first hometown gig on the Isle of Wight in years is all in advance of the new Every Step's A Yes due later this year.
While this is, yes, the same outfit that gave us the goofy "Chicken Payback" a full six years ago, most of their work has had the warm glow of well-worn, 60's-inspired psych-folk. Not too surprising, then, that lead singer Paul Butler had a hand in producing last year's major label debut from Devendra Banhart. The layoff also halved the Bees, pared down to a trio after operating previously as a full six-piece band.
"Silver Line" is a laid back, li'l acoustic tune with pretty harmonies that you could envision being sung around a campfire.
The Bees - "Silver Line" [MP3] (via NME.com)