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Posted by: Dave on January 26, 2007 at 3:05 pm

BirdAndBeeNote: The Bird and the Bee is a duo comprised of vocalist Inara George (daughter of Little Feat frontman Lowell George) and multi-instrumentalist/producer Greg Kurstin (who’s toured and recorded with artists like Beck, The Flaming Lips and Peaches).
Sound: Inara’s lush vocals and Greg’s crystal clear production combine for a bright and delicious hybrid of electronic pop and jazz/lounge standards with just enough heartbroken attitude to balance out the sugary sweetness.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Birds and the Bees”; “Preparedness”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Fucking Boyfriend”; “Because”; “I Hate Camera”; “I’m A Broken Heart
Explicit Lyrics: “Fucking Boyfriend”
Recommended: If you like shimmery, multi-layered studio productions and an angelic voice. At times The Bird and the Bee takes you to the rich and dreamy worlds of Stereolab and Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys, but ultimately they’ve created a unique sound that is both forward-thinking and retro.
Grade: A- (Top 20 Albums of 2007 Candidate)

Listen to Tracks/Buy Music:
On iTunes
On barnesandnoble.com

* Noting of explicit lyrics is for the benefit of radio music directors or anyone else that needs/wants to keep their music FCC-friendly.



One Response to “The Bird and the Bee The Bird and the Bee (Metro Blue/Blue Note)”

  1. Sheldon Rice Says:

    I heard B & B on NPR’s the World Music Cafe I instantly fell in like with it. I dislike people like Stanley Crouch in NYC writing Jazz commentary for the New York Daily Post and who have their head so far up their rectal orifice that they can smell their upper lip. And are so close minded to the beautiful “jazz” music outside of the mainstream. Namely he has no appreciation for Jazz Fusion for Matt Bianco, for Swing Out Sister or Lisa Ono and I perish the thought to see his reviews of The Bird and the Bee’s self titled album. Crouch is so jaded just listening to company line (o who I give respect)Dizzy-Miles-Monk-Rich-Blakely & Big Band stuff and so on. Maybe I don’t make a whole lot of sense but I prefer Jazz Fusion over Jazz and if I have broken any music laws then sue me.

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