Posted by: ericclark | February 2, 2009

The Bird and The Bee seduce with electro-lounge sound

Ray Guns are Not Just the Future                                                                                                                                                                         “Ray Guns are Not Just the Future” by The Bird and The Bee

Plenty of reviewers have been saying The Bird and The Bee’s new album, “Ray Guns are Not Just the Future,” seems tailor-made for National Public Radio fans. I’m not a huge NPR fan myself, but I’m still finding lots to like about The Bird and The Bee, and I actually think the group stands a chance at crossing over into the mainstream as the year progresses.

“Ray Guns are Not Just the Future,” The Bird and The Bee’s second album, perfectly captures vocalist Inara George and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin’s electro-lounge sound. Most of the album’s songs find George singing in her wispy voice over Kurstin’s programmed beats, sounding like something you might hear in a the world’s coolest retro lounge.

The video for the album’s first single, “Polite Dance Song,” is below. However, I think the songs on the band’s MySpace page – especially “Love Letter to Japan” – better represent the overall feel of the album. The Bird and The Bee remind me a bit of Mates of State crossed with The Postal Service. It sounds pretty good to me.

Watch middle-aged people dancing to The Bird and The Bee!

So, what do you think?

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Responses

  1. That one show on KRUI plays them every so often, and they’re not NPR fans.


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