Fourth Album Recreational Love Out July 17th ? STREAM NOW via Spotify?
Los Angeles + New York Live Dates
Los Angeles-based duo The Bird and the Bee are releasing their fourth album Recreational Love (Rostrum Records) on Friday, July 17th.? Billboard premiered the band?s music video for ?Los Angeles? ? Click to preview the video for ?Los Angeles? below:
The Bird and the Bee – Los Angeles video
Recreational Love is available to stream now via Spotify. Preview the album a week before its release HERE
The band, who performed two sold out shows at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in May, will perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on July 12th.? They will also host a special album release show in New York City on July 17th at Webster Hall.
Watch the video for ?Will You Dance?? which features 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,?Charli XCX, and Beck? 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.
Though it?s The Bird and the Bee?s first album of original material since?Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future?(a 2009 release that the A.V. Club praised for its ?exploration of carefree, happy-making music?),?Recreational Love?perhaps more closely follows their 2010 album?Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.?At turns sophisticated and sweetly off-kilter, dreamlike and dance-ready,?the forthcoming album?strips away the densely layered sound of The Bird and the Bee?s earlier efforts to let their silky-smooth melodies shine through.
pre-order now, you get an instant downloads of “Los Angeles”, “Will You Dance?” and “Recreational Love”
Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde