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Sunday, January 14, 2007
  Review: The Bird And The Bee. finally.


one of my very favorite discoveries of '06 was the collaboration of Greg Kurstin and Inara George. now that the release date for their album draws near upon us, i'm excited to give you a little preview of the goods. because, my god, is it good.

The Bird And The Bee is no accidental moniker. this music is rich with seduction, playful teasing, and sexual energy. from pop-along to swaggering blues, every note is soaked and dripping with coquettish swoon. it all begins on an addictively catchy turn with "Again & Again," slowly playing out from a tease to an all-out pop song. "Birds & The Bees" reminds me fantastically of Psapp, as does much of the album. they often combine a folky pace with pop notes, keyboard tricks and appropriate electronic elements. it's all so well-done, and best of all, you can tell how much they had fun making it.

they're already garnering a lot of attention, so watch out for this duo -- they'll make your 2007 headlines, i'm here to tell you. it's all so delicious.

::::just like they do, here's a teaser of the whole pie.
The Bird And The Bee - Again & Again
The Bird And The Bee - La La La

Bonus:
The Bird And The Bee - I Hate Camera
- really lovely pop.

their album comes out January 23rd, and i HIGHLY suggest you all go out and buy it. every single song on the album is worth it -- and will be completely stuck in your head. this will be playing in my headphones non-stop for the next month, i'm telling you right now.
also, tell them hi on their myspace, and listen up on the hype.

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Wow, these guys are amazing - sort of swoony and playful. Thanks for the find!
 
Right, Shan, can you help?

I have tried looking for this album on Amazon UK with no luck. I don't have iTunes, so that's not an option and I have tried contacting the band through myspace to see how I can buy a copy of their album, all with negative results. The record label they appear to be signed to (EMI - is that right?) doesn't even seem to have any record of their existence.

Any suggestions as to how I might get hold of this, as I have listened to these three songs a dozen times since I downloaded them and think they are brilliant.
 
matthew,
the album doesn't come out until the 23rd, my friend. so amazon uk should definitely have it in-stock after that date. love the anticipation!
 
D'oh, what an imbecile. Amazon just said 'currently unavailable' rather than naming a release date like they normally do, so that never occurred to me. What a muppet - thanks.
 
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