The 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.