Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on October 31, 2006

The Bird & The BeeThe Bird & The Bee are Greg Kurstin and Inara George. "Greg and Inara met a few years ago. Discovered a common love of jazz standards...nerded out for a couple of hours playing every song they knew...and then wrote and recorded a record together." That record will be released in 2007, but their 1st EP comes out today. It's four soothing songs total, most of which can be heard on their MySpace. The fourth track is just a remix of one of the other song by Peaches. Big Stereo has that one for download. I think I like the original better. Fluxblog has another MP3 track.

When I first saw that The Bird & The Bee were playing with Keren Ann at Hiro Ballroom on October 31st (ALSO TONIGHT!), I at first confused them for Keren's side-project called Lady & Bird - don't make the same mistake. Those who miss the Halloween show have a second CMJ-chance to catch The Bird & The Bee @ Bowery Ballroom on November 1st. Miss that one too? They're coming back when they go on tour with Sia. That show is on November 21st @ Webster Hall.

All tour dates below...

THE BIRD & THE BEE | 2006 TOUR DATES
Oct 31 2006 Hiro Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 1 2006 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 2 2006 The Showbox Seattle, WA w/ Sia
Nov 3 2006 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR w/ Sia
Nov 6 2006 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA w/ Sia
Nov 7 2006 House of Blues San Diego, CA w/ Sia
Nov 8 2006 The Avalon Hollywood , CA w/ Sia
Nov 14 2006 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN w/ Sia
Nov 21 2006 Webster Hall New York, NY w/ Sia

Their full length album comes out on Blue Note records in 2007.

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* Listen/Watch TB&TB on KCRW
Rock Insider - The Bird and The Bee - Fcking Boyfriend

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Comments (6)

"'Greg and Inara met a few years ago. Discovered a common love of jazz standards...nerded out for a couple of hours playing every song they knew...and then wrote and recorded a record together.'"

Judging from the name they gave their act, they also knocked boots somewhere along that timeline. But I imagine that the cultural concept of "the birds and the bees" started with the idea that birds mate with each other and bees mate with each other, so these two kids are mangling it.

Posted by Dr. Ruth | October 31, 2006 11:41 AM

Maybe they're both gay. That would make sense then, huh?

Posted by Amanda | October 31, 2006 1:15 PM

That had occurred to me. But implied in the cultural concept of "the birds and the bees" is that male birds mate with female birds and male bees mate with a female bee (the queen of the hive).

Maybe their intent is too present the image of a post-apocalyptic world in which there is only one bird and only one bee left, and therefore no mating is taking place?

Posted by Dr. Ruth | October 31, 2006 7:16 PM

hi,
I'm a big fan of Keren Ann
Have you got any records or photos on Oct. 31?
I searched the web but so disappointed!

I know u like her^^
Could u help me?

Posted by shel | November 1, 2006 7:42 PM

not too bad
nice!! i can't express how much I love IT, oh yeah, the nation are pretty good too.

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 3, 2008 1:05 AM

Maybe their intent is too present the image of a post-apocalyptic world in which there is only one bird and only one bee left, and therefore no mating is taking place?

Posted by Ragan | December 29, 2010 4:02 AM

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