Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bird and the Bee readies album of originals

The Bird and the Bee will release fourth album Recreational Love on July 17. The LA synth-pop band's video for “Will You Dance?” is available now. 

PRESS HERE to watch the clip featuring comedian Patton Oswalt and The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg.

Recreational Love came to life over a half-decade of songwriting and recording. “We didn’t mean to take so long but life ended up getting in the way, in a great way,” says vocalist Inara George, who formed the duo with multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin in 2005.

In the midst of pursuing other projects — George also sings in the indie-folk supergroup the Living Sisters, Kurstin’s a Grammy Award-nominated producer who’s recently worked with Sia, Lykke Li, and Charli XCX — the two met most Friday mornings at Kurstin’s studio to dream up their latest batch of finely textured retro-pop.

With a hint of R&B adding some warm grooves this time around, Recreational Love captures the easy intimacy of their collaboration and lets listeners slip into the band’s own charmed and secret world.

It’s The Bird and the Bee’s first album of original material since 2009's Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future, Recreational Love but closely follows their 2010 album Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Tour Dates:

July 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
July 17 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

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