Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Bees Knees

Sacramento band Sea of Bees will be throwing a record release party at the Townhouse Lounge on Saturday June 19th with special guests John Vanderslice (formerly of Mk Ultra) and Doombird, and I'm going to be there as well!

Lead vocalist Julie Baenziger and band-mates James Neil, Sam Coe, Bryce Gonzales and John Baccigaluppi (the Hangar) have put together a truly memorable, heartfelt (at times gut-wrenchingly honest and beautiful) album entitled Songs for the Ravens which will be released on Crossbill Records.

Consequence of Sound has said of Baenziger that she "has a quality in her voice and her arrangements that suggests she has too much integrity to get covered in gloss. Wherever she ends up taking Sea of Bees, I suspect it will be worth following."

Recently the band did an interview and in-studio performance with Nick Brunner, host of local online indie radio show Off Air at Capital Public Radio

Baenziger discussed the tone of the album which I think can be wrapped up perfectly in two words: hopelessly romantic. While writing the songs she recalls feeling alone, and looking for love. Ultimately, she said the album ended up expressing that desire to be in a relationship.
Photo by Nick Brunner

Listen to the Full Off Air Episode featuring all SEVEN live in studio recordings (including my favorite "Wizbot"), and while you're at it, check out this video Nick took of Sea of Bees performing at Capital Public Radio on Monday.

If you like what you saw/heard, be sure to come out for their record release party on Saturday June 19th. All the necessary info is in the amazing flyer below!

Flyer by Asbestos Press

Next time...Meg tries to download 
a decent calendar widget for this blog o'hers!

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